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Jeffrey of Baltimore County got financial help with his health plan

There are just two days left to sign up for 2018 health coverage! See why getting covered is important to so many Marylanders. These real stories explain how Maryland Health Connection consumers have access to lower cost, quality health care.

Jeffrey W. of Baltimore County

health insurance for construction workersJeffrey works in a labor-intensive job, climbing in and out of a front-end loader all day. Not only does he constantly bear the risk of injury at work, he already has painful inflammation in all his joints from playing college football. When Jeffrey went in to receive help from a navigator in the Reisterstown office, he was “amazed at how smoothly everything was run.” He commented, “The representative knew was she was doing; she was educated and told me I will be receiving financial help.” Jeffrey was pleasantly surprised that he could afford a health plan, after going without insurance for a couple years.

Jeffrey’s message to consumers is to “Get in-person help! You may be eligible for a higher subsidy and not know.” He also said, “Getting help with my application made me feel like I am getting a large benefit from having a health plan, and doesn’t feel like I’m wasting money. I know the importance of having coverage.”

Preventive care is just as important to Jeffrey as unexpected injury visits. He has Graves disease, which requires a yearly check-up and blood work, as well as daily medicine to treat the condition. He now knows that all health plans cover preventive care, and 9 out of 10 people who enroll through Maryland Health Connection receive financial help.

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