Member Angela Lundberg’s blog article was just published for RheumatoidArthritis.net. It discusses the high out-of-pocket costs of health insurance for people who already have insurance.
Besides the benefits she got from Obamacare, Angela also touches on the burden of disease for the chronic patient:
Overwhelmed with work and life and trying to manage my health and RA, I didn’t have the energy to keep checking into the programs, making the seemingly millions of phone calls, and swimming in confusing paperwork–it was too daunting.
Read the whole article to get a better sense of the kind of barriers in front of patients even with the better coverage that ACA offered patients.