Advocacy

Certified Nursing Assistant Now Has Affordable Health Insurance Through the Marketplace

Tracey Hoveland

“My husband and I had been without health insurance for 9 years…we now have a health insurance plan we can afford…and we can now go to the doctor when we need to.”  


“For One Direct Care Worker…A Final Chapter in her “Real People Real Stories”

"I have worked in direct care for over 26 years and have not had health insurance for many years until I was able to purchase health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace.” –Cindy Ramer, Certified Nursing Assistant, Denver, IA  (Read more about Cindy’s story here)

    Read more about Cindy’s story here

What’s Next? 

  • The Open Enrollment period to get health insurance at the Health Insurance Marketplace has ended.  A new Open Enrollment period will begin on November 15, 2014.
  • For information about the ability to sign up for health insurance due to special events in your life, such as marriage or divorce, having a baby, moving to a different part of the state, etc., please go to www.HealthCare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.

Additional Resources and Valuable Links:

  • Importance of Health Insurance: View the video “Real People Real Stories” to hear the stories of 3 uninsured direct care workers.
  • For additional information about the Health Insurance Marketplace, see the Special Edition HUB: Your Free Guide to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Health Insurance Marketplace. (Please note: the deadline dates listed in this Guide no longer apply, but the reference and guide information are still current and valuable.)