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People Explore Health Care Options At Milwaukee Workshop
By Chuck Quirmbach
Friday, November 22, 2013, 3:41pm
Despite some concerns, more people are taking steps toward signing up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
At a Milwaukee workshop on Thursday night sponsored by the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Chirolla Johnson came to get paperwork for her adult son. Johnson is covered under Supplemental Security Income, but says she worries about her son not having health insurance.
“You know, things happen,” says Johnson. “It’s very important that he has health insurance. He needs to get a physical every year. He needs to be checked out.”
Another person at the workshop, Inez Robinson, has been covered by private insurance through her job, but finds it too expensive and limited.
“My experience with previous insurance companies is that sometimes they don’t cover a lot,” says Robinson. “You pay a lot – I pay premiums and they don’t cover anything. So if somebody’s offering something, an option better than that, then I’m willing to look into it.”
Robinson says she still has to choose a specific plan under the Affordable Care Act.