Author: Rachel Gehringer-Wiar

Certified Application Counselor urges to get into your community

“Let yourself be known out in the community,” says Marlene Cordon, a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) at the East Central District Health Department in Columbus, NE. She and her team of CACs had great success helping people enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace because they stayed tuned in to the needs of their community. “We left footprints of information everywhere… Read more →

Traveling Nebraska brings new friends and new focus on health care needs

Last week, I traveled around central Nebraska, reaching out to and meeting new organizations and individuals doing outreach and enrollment work for the Affordable Care Act. I am working to expand the Enroll Nebraska coalition with the goal to make it a truly statewide network, connecting organizations to resources and to one another. As I met with people along the… Read more →

ACA In Nebraska: No more choosing between food or medicine

Twenty-four-year-old Selene Cruz of Gering, NE recently lost access to Medicaid coverage because her income rose when she began working two jobs to better provide for her children. At the time, she had a prescription refill coming up. Selene has severe fibromyalgia, and her medication would cost her more than $800 each month without insurance. On top of that, she… Read more →

ACA In Nebraska: Marketplace policy allowed Omaha woman to follow career dreams

Amanda Caillau of Omaha worked as a manager at a restaurant and had health insurance through her employer. But what she really wanted to do was go back to school to pursue her dream of becoming an art teacher. So she did–but in doing so, she lost her insurance. When she initially lost her coverage, she looked at purchasing private… Read more →

ACA In Nebraska: Young professional finds complete coverage

26-year-old Sara Tangdall teaches part-time as an adjunct English composition professor in the Omaha-metro area. Because she does not have a full-time position, she was unable to get insurance through her job, so she decided to check out the Health Insurance Marketplace. Having insurance for Sara is critical because she has severe asthma and allergies and requires prescriptions that, without insurance,… Read more →

ACA In Nebraska: Marketplace saves money for Omaha business owner

As October 16th neared, Omaha resident Mike Nellis knew he would not only be celebrating his 26th birthday—he would also lose access to his parents’ health insurance. As a small business owner, Mike couldn’t afford to provide insurance for himself through his company. He knew he would have to seek out options on his own. Because of the initial difficulties… Read more →