January 13, 2017
Until, that is, I was able to check out my options on the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace. A young man at the Marketplace’s call center helped me find a plan, which after tax credits would cost only $51 a month for my son and me (by then my daughter was on her own plan).
My family history made me hyper-aware that I should get a colonoscopy, but I could never afford one on my own. But because of the Affordable Care Act, and my new Marketplace insurance, I could get a colonoscopy as a preventive service at no additional cost.
And thank goodness for that. My doctor found a pre-cancerous polyp that could have become life threatening if it wasn’t removed immediately.
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