It is magnificent to take action now and get health care insurance and Get Covered America can help. It is a fact of life in America that everyone needs health insurance at one time or another. In my family over the course of the past six months, my husband was just hospitalized with a major medical problem, I needed a flu shot, my teenie bopper needed a medical exam for college, my son hurt his ankle at school, my twins had medical issues of their own. If we did not have adequate medical insurance all this treatment may have been cost prohibitive. Have you any idea how much six days in the Intensive Care Unit costs? A lot!  That is why  Get Covered America is a great option.

No matter what your religion, political affiliation or opinion on how health care should be provided, one cannot deny the importance of health insurance. This article is written with those who could benefit from Get Covered America’s services.  Did you know that more than 1 in 6 Americans don’t have health insurance?  Other staggering statistics:  1 in 4 Hispanics are uninsured; 1 in 5 African-Americans are uninsured and 1 in 4 young adults are uninsured higher than any other age group. Most are uninsured because they do not receive coverage from an employer, cannot afford coverage, or were previously denied insurance due to a pre-existing condition. The uninsured are exposed to significant financial risks from medical issues, accidents or emergencies. Even young and healthy individuals are at-risk. One trip to the emergency room for a broken arm or a bad ear infection could cost thousands of dollars. get covered america

I am so happy to be working with the Ad Council and Enroll America to raise awareness about the Health Marketplace and the financial assistance available. Many of your readers may be unaware of their health insurance options or the March 31st deadline to enroll, so we hope you can help spread the word. If you need health insurance coverage and are having trouble getting it, the following information is just what you need to take action now and get the health insurance you and your family need.

  • How do you enroll? Visit to learn how to enroll in health insurance  and to get answers to common questions. The site’s content is also sharable via Facebook and Twitter at Facebook/GetCoveredAmerica and
  • What if I can’t afford health insurance? Use  the “Get Covered Calculator” to see the estimated monthly cost of  insurance and to determine if you qualify for financial help. (Here’s an embeddable  version of the cost estimator:
  • What if I’ve been denied health insurance before? Under the new health care law, you cannot be denied coverage because you are  sick or have a pre-existing condition.
  • What if I need help? Experts are on hand, by phone, online or in-person, to help the uninsured find a plan that’s right for them. Enroll America’s more than 250 employees, and more than 16,000 volunteers, will be available to follow-up with consumers who need additional information or assistance.



I have four kids, that means I am at the doctor’s office on a regular basis with either regular check-ups or emergency visits for a fall, twisted ankle or strange unknown disease. Good affordable healthcare means that I show up at the doctor’s office when I should rather than making my children suffer until things get critical. If you do not have good quality health insurance for your family, take action now and contact

If you want to talk more about Enroll America and your options under the (ACA) Affordable Care Act join one or more of the upcoming the twitter partties:

March 10, 2014 1pm to 2 pm – this party will focus on insurance issues for Millennials

March 11, 2014 1pm to 2pm – this party will focus on issues specific to Latinas

March 18, 2014 1pm to 2 pm – this party will focus on issues for moms and have a special focus for young moms

The parties will be hosted by @JusticeFergie along with @GetCoveredUS. To join the party, follow hashtag  #TakeCareChat.  I look forward to seeing you there and chatting with you.

In conclusion, it is magnificent to take action now and get health care insurance and Get Covered America can help. So, the question for you this magnificent day is, do you have adequate health care insurance coverage for your family?

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  1. Susan Woods

    I’m very disappointed in how everyone HAS to have healthcare. I do see the need for everyone having it but for those that have a hard enough time living from pay check to pay check because they don’t qualify for state or federal benefits due to their income being on the borderline of income qualifications – this mandatory healthcare causes a great hardship to these individuals and families.

  2. Christina Shirley

    We have insurance through my husband’s work, I realize not everyone does though.

  3. Lisa Jones acouponaddict

    Thank You For The Helpful information!

  4. Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings

    Great info- we’re lucky to have good health insurance!

  5. Sharon Ulery Ruggieri

    Obamacare is a disaster. Our doctor won’t take it, our insurance premiums are up 15% and our coverage is worse than it was before. I’m still trying to find anywhere in the constitution where we’re promised government run health coverage. I hate it. Every part of it…

  6. Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack

    Great information. We have been getting together lists to get the best coverage for my family.

  7. Paige T.

    I’ve heard that the affordable health act doesn’t cover dental! I get it through my work though :)

  8. Lexie Lane

    This is definitely great information to know. We just never know what could happen no matter how secure we all are. :)

  9. We are blessed to have insurance, and love our dental, but know so many who are not.

  10. We’re fortunate to have excellent health insurance through my husband’s job. This info is great!

  11. April

    Great information! My insurance is provided through my job and my number one priority is to make sure I always have insurance through work! However, you never know what may happen!

  12. Tatanisha Worthey

    Thanks for the step by step. I definitely agree that regardless of religion, race etc everyone needs to have insurance. I’m thankful that we have it- but I know of friends that have been able to get insurance thanks to the new Health Care Reform

  13. Dawn Calgaro

    I am so glad we have insurance through my husband’s job. That will be a main priority when I job search this summer.

  14. Mama to 5 Blessings

    Thankfully we have medical insurance through my husband’s work.

  15. Rhapsody Hahn

    There’s truth in some of those silly phrases we’ve all heard, and the one that comes to mind is “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” There was no reason for the federal government to mandate an insurance program. And boy do they love to mandate. The stats on uninsured people do not speak for its availability to these people. I’ll tell you first-hand because I’ve lived through three phases of life: Uninsured and applied for charity care at the ER (where you are NEVER turned away), Full-time employed with insurance that I paid for monthly, and Medicaid with an HMO due to low income level. And since I have been there personally, I can back up my claim that the ACA was not as needed as they would like you to think. However it’s a fact of life in current America, so it was good of you to provide information on the topic for those who are dealing with it. Also no shortage of comments here, so people are clearly interested in this discussion.

  16. Trisha Grimes

    Luckily we have great health insurance through my husbands company.

  17. Lisa Jones acouponaddict

    Thank You The Great Information And The Helpful Websites!!

  18. Amy Desrosiers

    I wish Obamacare did not ruin it for the middleclass who already pay $600+ fro insurance! Now our rates has gone up and benefits down!

  19. Dresden

    Thanks to the ACA I was able to get individual insurance for the 1st time in years. As a single mom I feel like clapping every time I mail in my check every month because it feels like SUCH a gift to be able to have this coverage. Very thankful to all who are spreading the word and sharing resources about how to get coverage. Thank YOU

  20. lovenerdmaggie

    Thankfully we have always had good insurance through work. It’s defnitely something I have always been thankful for.

  21. I don’t have health insurance. We’ve tried everything but it’s just not feasible for us to pay for it at this point.

  22. Jhady

    My hubby’s insurance is through work, it is not the greatest but he has no choice because that is what they offer

  23. Newlywed Survival

    Fortunately, we have good insurance through my husband’s work. Otherwise, I would be on this now!

  24. Health insurance is super duper important. My mom had insurance, but found out it only covered up to $100,000. She had to stay in the hospital a week for an infection and now is footing a big bill because it was over the annual limit.

  25. Simply At Home Mom

    It is so important to have health care coverage for your family.

  26. chubskulit

    Health care insurance is one thing that every family should have.

  27. Amanda Her

    I cover my whole family, but we’re looking into switching to my husband’s this week. It’s exhausting!

  28. Francine Morrell

    Thanks for sharing. This is so important!

  29. Ashley M

    It’s important to make sure your family is protected.

  30. QuestionableChoices

    Thankfully we have coverage through my husband’s company. I can’t imagine how scary it would be to have a family that does not have health care. Great info here! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Theresa

    Thankfully, we are covered through my husband’s work. However, the coverage isn’t that great. I just keep fingers crossed nothing major happens where we can’t afford the deductibles and copays!

  32. Tonya

    We have decent health care coverage for our family, thankfully.

  33. Erin Slocum

    We as a family don’t health insurance. My husband is self employed and most insurances are through the roof for us(we have 9 kids). May have to check out stuff. I’ve thought of looking into Samaritan Ministries though(Christian healthcare).

  34. TheNewClassy

    Wow. I had no idea that there was a March 31st deadline. Thanks for sharing info about what we need to do and how we can take care of it.

  35. Isabella Grey

    I am so freaking thankful for my mother’s insurance. It covered my EKG, CAT Scan, MRI, and all kinds of icky blood work last semester. It runs out when I turn 26 though, so I have no idea what I’m going to do then. :/

  36. Thanks for the info, I don’t have health insurance but in my town there are many options to get financial aid for various things and when I do get married in 2015 I will be covered under my fiance’s plan so for now , my using the various grants and sliding fees at local facilities keeps me healthy. I just don’t have the extra cash for my bills never mind health insurance for myself. Kids get covered under their Dads so they are set.

  37. Jenni E.

    Thank you for sharing this information. More and more people are really looking into what options they have.

  38. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    I don’t have health insurance so I really should take a look and see if there’s something I can into that’s still affordable.

  39. Meredith Hilton

    thanks for the resources! I thought the financial calculator would be especially helpful!

  40. mommamellon

    great information to have. I will definetly check it out!

  41. Thank you for sharing this information. Everyone deserves health care that they can afford.

  42. mamabears

    Thanks for sharing this information! It’s so important for everyone to have accurate information, especially with so much incorrect info that gets shared these days!

  43. Thanks for sharing this information! All the mis-information in the media has made this a disaster.

  44. Saving Common Cents

    Everyone should have the right to adequate health care and the obstacles to obtaining it in the US are outrageous. Hopefully, programs like this weill be a viable option for people who really need it. It’s really great to get the word out on a new insurance option.

  45. We do have health care for our family but we pay $470 a month for it through my husbands work. We still have copays and last year my son was hospitalized for 4 days and my husband had surgery. I found how much our insurance doesn’t cover. We are so insurance and health care poor and we have coverage. :(

  46. Michelle F.

    Great information and site. I have to log on to use that calculator.

  47. LisaLisa01

    Great information! It is vital that everyone find the right insurance company for you never know what can happen health wise!

  48. Debbie Denny

    It is very good to have a great insurance. Thanks for the info.

  49. We don’t have health insurance through my husband’s work and the obamacare was just too expensive! I am going to have to look into this!

  50. We do have adequate health care for our family, we have amazing coverage. But so many people don’t.

  51. Susanna Barbee

    It’s true that health care is extremely important. Everyone needs coverage. It’s terrible to hear of stories of families who are now homeless or otherwise suffering because of a huge medical bill that wiped them out.

  52. Lolo

    I thank my lucky stars that we have great insurance. So thankful for that.

  53. Chrysa Duran

    Luckily my husband gets good insurance for us through his employer. For a number of years we had to pay for our own insurance. That was crazy expensive for a policy that even had a huge deductible.

  54. Mandy Young Carter

    My parents always said if there is one thing you cannot afford to go without it is insurance! Luckily, my husband’s company has provided great healthcare insurance for years!

  55. Pauline Cab

    Life is unpredictable. Anything can happen and no matter how hard you try to prevent accidents or physical illnesses, some things are just inevitable and it is only a matter of time before it will come. Thus, getting insured will surely help us cope up with life’s challenges. Thanks for this timely reminder Janeane. :)

  56. Mitch

    I am just grateful that we are covered through my spouse. Grateful that I got covered as a domestic partner when I first lost my job a few years back!

  57. brett

    one thing my parents ALWAYS instilled in us was to always have at least catastrophic insurance. it frightens me that so many go without.

  58. mail4rosey

    This is a great message to share. I know we depend very much on having quality health insurance, even though we love if we do not have to use it. It’s one of those things you’re so so so glad to have when you need it.

  59. Aimee Smith

    This is such a sensitive subject! I think it is a must though, we have used it for basic needs like having a baby or just sick kids, but my mom has cancer and I cannot imagine adding the stress of being uninsured to that situation.

  60. Pam W

    Health care can be a touchy subject but it is so important to have. My daughter has several chronic illnesses and is always at the doctor. I can’t imagine if we were uninsured.

  61. Nova Joy

    Very inspiring and concern article you have here, everyone should read this for them to be inform more, thanks for sharing.

  62. Amy Desrosiers

    I am one of the not so lucky ones whose insurance was raised and decreased because of this act. Im not too thrtilled right now, but I do feel for the uninsured.

  63. sharon

    Health care is a touchy but very important issue! Without it, it makes it really tough to keep the kids and family healthy!

  64. jaimemckee

    I’m covered and lucky that my employer pays a good portion of our coverage. I was on COBRA for a few months and it was not fun. I’m one of the lucky ones to find a good job that offered decent healthcare coverage.

  65. traceynicole

    I live in Canada so I am lucky that I don’t have to worry about this.

  66. Kelli Avery

    Such a sticky political topic. Lots of great informative resources…

  67. Thankfully we have health insurance through our company but I’ll be passing this information along!

  68. Robin Rue

    I know that the Obama care thing is helping everyone get health insurance, but here in Massachusetts, we’ve been required to have health insurance for a few years now, There is a BIG tax penalty for ppl who don’t have insurance.

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