health coverage

August 20, 2015

Veronica’s Story

Veronica Sales and Marketing Coordinator – Seattle, WA When Veronica was 9, she was diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer that attacks white blood cells. Though she eventually became cancer-free, Veronica went without health coverage for two years during college because until 2013, having a pre-existing condition (like cancer) meant she…
June 24, 2015

Kort’s Story

Kort Freelancer – Seattle, WA Growing up, Kort’s family didn’t have health coverage. At one point, his father broke his leg and the steep medical bills caused the family to fall on hard times. So Kort, 27, knows how risky it is to live without health insurance. But as a freelancer,…
May 15, 2015

Heather’s Story

Heather Jet City Rollergirl – Seattle, WA As a Jet City Rollergirl, Heather is no stranger to the risks of getting hurt while playing sports. She also knows that without health insurance, it’s expensive to get the medical care and physical therapy necessary to treat injuries. So when Heather lost her…
April 17, 2015

Becky & Todd’s Story

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…
March 25, 2015

Don’s Story

Don Reverend – Seattle, WA A pastor at a small church, Don, 59, didn’t have health benefits in 2008, when splitting headaches sent him to the hospital. After several tests, the doctors found brain tumors. It was a scary time for Don and his wife. And on top of the stress…
August 20, 2014

Aileen’s Story

Aileen Librarian – Spokane, WA After being unemployed with a baby who needed health insurance, Aileen understands what it’s like to search for health coverage. Now, a librarian at the Spokane County Library District since 2010, Aileen wanted to help make the process easier for others trying to enroll in health…
June 13, 2014

Tiffany’s Story

Tiffany Owner of Adrift Hotel – Long Beach, WA Tiffany and her husband Brady live in Long Beach, Washington. Sweethearts since the 6th grade, it was their dream to open a hotel on the ocean. On their 10th wedding anniversary, they sat down and wrote the business plan for the hotel…
May 29, 2014

Laura’s Story

Laura Auto Repair Shop Owner – Renton, WA After a decade without health coverage, Laura and her husband Jay had built up their auto-repair business to the point where they were ready to shop for health insurance. But because of a pre-existing condition (psoriasis, a genetic autoimmune disease), Laura received rejection…
January 10, 2014

Kevin’s Story

Kevin Baker – Seattle, WA Last fall, Kevin lost his health insurance when he lost his job. As a Type 1 diabetic, he needs insulin shots every day to live. He looked up how much insulin would cost without health insurance, and found out it would be $600/month – something he…