What got you interested in Obamacare?:
The first time I went to enroll in health insurance by myself, it was incredibly confusing. I got stuck in some sort of limbo between Medi-Cal and Covered California and couldn’t get care. I didn’t know who to turn to for help and just gave up. Later that year, I fell in love with someone whose chronic illness costs $40,000 a month to treat. Suddenly, access to affordable healthcare became a huge issue in my life.
And that’s when I started thinking about healthcare access as a social justice issue. Obamacare has done a ton of good, but the system is so incredibly complex that you need a specialist to help you navigate it. It’s just like how you need a lawyer’s help when you go to trial or a real estate agent’s help when you buy a house. I felt a calling to guide people through the labyrinth. I got licensed as a health insurance agent and now I help people every day.