Steven M., Stillwater, OK
I can now afford health insurance. I also know that I’m getting good insurance. I had a coworker on a company sponsored plan at my former employer who ended up with $20,000 of out of pocket health care expenses after his wife had abdominal surgery. She could not work for 6 months because of the surgery. We were not making more than 20-24K/yr driving the company trucks! It would also make a difference if my state’s governor would expand Medicaid eligibility, but she won’t do it. As a result, I could lose my health insurance if I become unemployed.