ACA Success Stories

A collection of personal stories from consumers’ experiences with the Affordable Care Act

Carol Got Covered

Carol DiCarlo, 57, has been without insurance since moving to Florida from New York in 2008. Carol works full-time at season positions waiting tables in Florida during the winter and in New York during the summer. She relocated to Florida to be closer to her son and his family, but when she arrived, she realized […]

Newly Insured – For the First Time

When Joan Gordon, 49, chose a health plan for her family on the exchange, it is the first time her family has ever had health insurance. “We’ve always paid cash for our medical visits. And I know we don’t get care as good as we will now that we have insurance,” says a relieved Joan. […]

Allan Got Covered

Allan Zullinger, 28, a Florida International University third-year law student, applied through the Health Insurance Marketplace and selected both a Silver Humana medical plan and a dental plan and is paying $40 per month. Allan chose to receive a tax credit that he applied to his plan that was originally $240. Allan reports that his […]

UF Student Gets Covered During Campus Enrollment Fair

Jara Apperley attended the March 18, 2014 Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment fair on the University of Florida campus to learn more about her options for getting affordable health insurance. Jara was able to sit down with a Florida CHAIN Navigator who helped guide her through the application and answer questions along the way. After about […]

Self-Employed Floridian to Enroll in the Marketplace

Brevard County resident Njeri Gichia-Broussard, 39, is self-employed and has been without health insurance since January 2013. Previously a single mother employed with a Fortune 500 company, her regular insurance ended with that employer in 2009 when she married and moved to Florida. This was perfect timing since in February 2010 she was diagnosed with […]

Irene Got Covered and Shared Her Very Personal Story

Hello. My name is Irene Jacusis and I would like to share with you my healthcare success story. Earlier this year I lost my husband to a very aggressive cancer. Neither one of us had insurance prior to him getting ill and as a result, he put off going to the doctor as long as […]

Nursing Student Gets Health Insurance Thanks to the ACA

Kesler Bonhomme, 39, enrolled in the Health Insurance Marketplace with the assistance of a Navigator. Kesler was uninsured for a year and half since going to part-time work at his job as a long-term care nurse assistant in order to be a full-time nursing student. Keslar was “frustrated” to be working in the healthcare field […]

Jessi Loves Her New Coverage (Video)

Jessi Spencer Hammac of Tampa, FL enrolled in the health insurance Marketplace in January 2014. Watch as Jessi describes why she likes being insured through the Affordable Care Act.  

Nancy Got Covered

Nancy K., 63, of Winter Park lost her access to affordable health insurance when she was laid-off in June 2012. Nancy’s severance provided her with the option of continuing COBRA coverage which cost her $400 per month. Because Nancy is diabetic, she did everything she could to keep the coverage, but in January of 2013, […]

Indian Harbor Man Gets Covered by the ACA

Bob Flores, 52, is a longtime self-employed handyman and contractor. Since he has worked for himself for so long and the type of work he does fluctuates, Bob has been uninsured for a number of years. Bob’s work in the skilled trade comes at a cost. He has developed hip problems that cause him great […]