Because I had a brain tumor removed in 2006, before the ACA, I spent 55% of my income on healthcare in 2013.
When I first signed up for 2014, a navigator helped me select a Silver level plan, with Cost Sharing Reductions (CSR) to save me additional money due to my low income as a care provider for people with disabilities.
By the end of this year, I’ll have saved $44,400 over 5yrs thanks to the Patient Protections for Preexisting Conditions, and CSR for low incomes in the Affordable Care Act!!
Navigators are an important way for us to help citizens utilize the benefits in the ACA to help them save on their healthcare costs.