Glenn Jeter’s story shows exactly what Obamacare is supposed to do. A Raleigh, North Carolina family is spreading the word to get people signed up.
According to WRAL, Jeter used to work at IBM, but he lost his job – and his employer-sponsored health insurance – two years ago.
“As luck would have it, the only time I’ve ever been hospitalized in my life was after I found myself without insurance,” Jeter said.
“Three days in the hospital to have kidney stones removed and $30,000 in debt – bam, just like that,” he said.
That’s exactly the sort of cases Obama spoke of — Americans going into debt over hospital bills.
Jeter did get better and found employment but medical bills continued to pile up.
“It was scary,” he recalls.
Last year, his wife, who stays at home with their special-needs son, started looking into coverage from the federal marketplace at HealthCare.gov.
They found a Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas plan that, with subsidies, cost the family $24 a month.
“Finally, we went and enrolled,” he said. “I hate to say it was a godsend, but it has met all of our medical needs and for a much lower cost than what we expected.”
The family’s plan for 2015 is only 24 cents a month.
“I don’t know how we’d be able to make it without ‘Obamacare,'” he said.
So far in North Carolina, more than 458,000 have enrolled for 2015.
According to officials, 92 percent have qualified for financial help to lower the cost of their monthly premiums.
The deadline is Feb. 15.
Obamacare is working. It’s only a matter of time before Republicans rename it as GOPCare.
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