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Real Voices: Your Weekly Dose from the HCFA Helpline

Every week we highlight the voices of real people that contact our Helpline every day. Once a week you will be introduced to a family whose life has changed for the better due to health reform. If you or anyone you know needs assistance applying for free or low-cost health care coverage, please contact our Helpline online, or call 1-800-272-4232. Here’s this week’s story: Patricia, who is an unemployed 28-year-old woman, had her pre-natal treatment under Healthy Start which is a MassHealth program for pregnant women. She was pregnant and like all mothers, she didn’t want anything bad... Read more »

Real Voices: Your Weekly Dose from the HCFA Helpline

Every week we highlight the voices of real people that contact our Helpline every day. Once a week you will be introduced to a family whose life has changed for the better due to health reform. If you or anyone you know needs assistance applying for free or low-cost health care coverage, please contact our Helpline online, or call 1-800-272-4232. Here’s this week’s story: Just a few short months ago, Lisa was desperate for help. She has suffered from a chronic disease for years and didn’t know what she could do to afford all the medications that she needs to control her condition. Just one... Read more »

Real Voices: Your Weekly Dose from the HCFA Helpline

Every week we highlight the voices of real people that contact our Helpline every day. Once a week you will be introduced to a family whose life has changed for the better due to health reform. If you or anyone you know needs assistance applying for free or low-cost health care coverage, please contact our Helpline online, or call 1-800-272-4232. Here’s this week’s story: Nanda is a forty-year-old hair dresser. She dealt with a woman's health issue for about a year and was reluctant to go to the doctor because she didn't have health insurance. Worried that her problem could be serious, she... Read more »

Real Voices: Your Weekly Dose from the HCFA Helpline

Every week we highlight the voices of real people that contact our Helpline every day. Once a week you will be introduced to a family whose life has changed for the better due to health reform. If you or anyone you know needs assistance applying for free or low-cost health care coverage, please contact our Helpline online, or call 1-800-272-4232. Here’s this week’s story: Eva, a 29-year-old woman who works as a babysitter, now realizes the importance of health insurance. She was in pain and vomiting for a month, but without health insurance she refused to go to the doctor. Then she got in a... Read more »

Real Voices: Your Weekly Dose from the HCFA Helpline

Every week we highlight the voices of real people that contact our Helpline every day. Once a week you will be introduced to a family whose life has changed for the better due to health reform. If you or anyone you know needs assistance applying for free or low-cost health care coverage, please contact our Helpline online, or call 1-800-272-4232. Here’s this week’s story: Read more »

Real Voices: Your Weekly Dose from the HCFA Helpline

Every week we highlight the voices of real people that contact our Helpline every day. Once a week you will be introduced to a family whose life has changed for the better due to health reform. If you or anyone you know needs assistance applying for free or low-cost health care coverage, please contact our Helpline online, or call 1-800-272-4232. Here’s this week’s story: Jorge is a 34-year-old married man who pays $141.79 each month for his Commonwealth Care coverage. Having access to quality and affordable health insurance is something that is vital for Jorge’s family. He has suffered from... Read more »

Real Voices: Your Weekly Dose from the HCFA Helpline

Every week we highlight the voices of real people that contact our Helpline every day. Once a week you will be introduced to a family whose life has changed for the better due to health reform. If you or anyone you know needs assistance applying for free or low-cost health care coverage, please contact our Helpline online, or call 1-800-272-4232. Here’s this week’s story: Sandra and her husband always dreamed of building a family together. They chose not to get pregnant because they were uninsured for a period of over two years and didn’t think that there were any affordable health insurance... Read more »

Real Voices: Your Weekly Dose from the HCFA Helpline

Every week we highlight the voices of real people that contact our Helpline every day. Once a week you will be introduced to a family whose life has changed for the better due to health reform. If you or anyone you know needs assistance applying for free or low-cost health care coverage, please contact our Helpline online, or call 1-800-272-4232. Here’s this week’s story: Mara is a married, forty-seven year old mother of a fifteen year old that has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Mental illness runs in her family, therefore it has always been extremely important for her to... Read more »

Real Voices: Your Weekly Dose from the HCFA Helpline

Every week we highlight the voices of real people that contact our Helpline every day. Once a week you will be introduced to a family whose life has changed for the better due to health reform. If you or anyone you know needs assistance applying for free or low-cost health care coverage, please contact our Helpline online, or call 1-800-272-4232. Here’s this week’s story: About two years ago Mario contacted the Helpline looking for help filling out the state’s application for health insurance help. The state had just started a new subsidized health insurance program called Commonwealth Care,... Read more »

Real Voices: Your Weekly Dose from the HCFA Helpline

Every week we highlight the voices of real people that contact our Helpline every day. Once a week you will be introduced to a family whose life has changed for the better due to health reform. If you or anyone you know needs assistance applying for free or low-cost health care coverage, please contact our Helpline online, or call 1-800-272-4232. Here's this week’s story: Nina’s family recently learned just how important it is for folks to have comprehensive, quality, affordable health insurance coverage. Her family was eating lunch on a Sunday when her oldest child felt severe pain in his... Read more »

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