When One Young Person’s Life Took a Detour, the ACA Provided Help along the Way

An energetic college senior found himself on a life detour when he was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – and almost immediately confronted with a maze of insurance denials and medical bills, until he was able to enroll in one of the high risk pools created under the Affordable Care Act. JoAnn Volk documents the story of Kalwis Lo, now 24 and looking forward to a lifetime of secure, meaningful coverage, thanks to the ACA. Continue reading

Martin Addie: ACA Ban on Lifetime Limits Has Ended His Coverage Circus

Continuing our “Real Stories, Real Reforms” series, CHIRblog presents our third profile of everyday people across the country who will – or have already – benefited from new consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act. JoAnn Volk tells us about Martin Addie, his struggle to keep coverage for his life-saving treatments, and how the Affordable Care Act has helped. Continue reading

Waiting for 2014: One Family’s Story

Continuing our “Real Stories, Real Reforms” series, CHIRblog presents our second profile of everyday people across the country who will – or have already – benefited from new consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act. JoAnn Volk tells us about Henry, his family’s struggle to obtain affordable, quality insurance, and how the Affordable Care Act may help. Continue reading

Waiting for 2014: One Family’s Story

Thanks to the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CHIRblog will feature profiles of everyday people across the country who will – or have already – benefited from new consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act. Sabrina Corlette tells us about Joshua and his family’s struggle to obtain affordable, quality insurance that will cover the care he needs for his heart syndrome in the first personal story in our new series, “Real Stories, Real Reforms.” Continue reading