A Simple Plan

I Found Health Care In An Unlikely Place

One writer walks us through her journey in the insurance marketplace.

One writer researched COBRA, the ACA, and other medical insurance plans.
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Back in 2019, I left a full-time job for greener freelance pastures, losing my company-backed health insurance in the process. I started the arduous search for a new plan.

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I’ve had some experience navigating the health care marketplace before. Government agencies estimate somewhere between 10% and one-third of the American workforce are gig workers, like I’d be.