Sara, 25, grew up in a single parent household without ever having health insurance. As a student-athlete in college, she was able to receive the basic minimal coverage through the school. However, Sara knew that she still wouldn’t be able to see an outside doctor or afford any extensive care unless it got to be an emergency situation. Shortly after graduating college, Sara was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and decided she needed to look for health insurance options. During the first year the Marketplace became available in Missouri, Sara was able to successfully enroll in a great Silver plan. She currently works part-time at Rockwood School District and is very pleased with her coverage plan and overall health.