Self-employed folk artist Karen Chambers thought it impossible to afford insurance. She saw an Affordable Care Act flyer in the post office and recognized the insurance counselor’s name as one of her friends from the local community.
“My husband Tim and I are self-employed artists and don’t make a whole lot of money, so insurance felt out of reach before I signed up for Obamacare,” Karen says.
Thankfully, she did, because soon after, Karen had a heart attack that could have taken her life if she hadn’t sought immediate treatment. “If I didn’t have insurance, I would have felt reluctant to go to the hospital when I needed help. I’m grateful to Cynthia and Mountain Projects for ensuring that I could take care of myself.”