Bob L., Tulsa, OK
I am under-employed (less than 20 hours/week) and receiving SSDI. Because I am on SSDI I qualify for Medicare. I have a pre-existing chronic terminal illness and am taking approximately $5,000/month in medications. My out-of-pocket medical expenses (after my Medicare HMO) were approximately $800/month prior to Obamacare.
This year, because of the changes to the donut hole brought by Obamacare, my expenses have dropped to less than $300/month. This has allowed me to become more self-sufficient and buy the gas necessary to get to and from my two jobs, and the groceries I need each month.
Prior to this, I was relying heavily on local churches and food banks and even my state to assist with utility costs, gasoline, and food.