She is a single mother with two kids living in Maine, and she calculates she spent at least $60,000 since 2001 on her health care. And this is a healthy woman with healthy kids, living on a writing income. I wince just thinking about this. She signed up this year for ACA benefits, and her monthly payment has dropped from $466 to $52.
Furthermore, now that she can afford it, she had a colonoscopy. Click through, to read the medical details. This is a writer whose life has been saved this year, because she has decent coverage at last.
She was by no means the only one in this situation, either. See here for my previous post. I am certain that, as more and more creatives can afford health insurance, we will hear more stories of this type.
The ebook version of my novel How Like a God is now available from Book View Cafe.
My newest novel Speak to Our Desires is out from Book View Café.