Becky & Todd
Self-Employed Farmers – St. John, WA
Becky and Todd own a farm outside rural St. John. Because they’re self-employed, and because Becky was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in her 20s, in the past it was hard to find affordable health insurance for themselves and their three children. In fact, they didn’t find it: they were paying a burdensome $2,400 a month for their family’s health insurance premiums.
Since 2013, no one can be denied health insurance for having a pre-existing condition like Becky’s. So when Washington Healthplanfinder opened, Becky and Todd found health coverage that was right for their family. Becky can get the care she needs to treat her condition, and can breathe easier knowing her family is covered in case an accident or illness strikes on the farm. And—like 85% of people who got a plan on Washington Healthplanfinder—they got financial help to pay for their plan. Their health insurance premiums are now only $307 a month. With the money they’re saving on health costs, Becky and Todd are able to put some aside for their children’s college education.