We’ve been hearing a lot about the Affordable Care Act from a number of politicians - Governor Jay Nixon, Senator Roy Blunt, and, of course, President Obama, to name a few. These people can talk about the number of people insured and weigh the cost versus economic impact. But behind those numbers they’re citing are people, Missourians. Those dollar figures they throw around, that’s money in and out of our pockets. So how do Missourians who have been trying to utilize the new healthcare law feel about it?
A team of reporters from KBIA decided to find out. Earlier this month, ahead of the impending ACA enrollment deadline, the group Cover Missouri organized enrollment events all across the state. We sent reporters to events in Springfield, Carthage, Rolla, and St. Louis. We asked the people there: “What’s your health insurance story?”