North Carolina

Natalie Hough, Hillsborough
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The Houghs own a small business in north Orange County. Their daughter Natalie became chronically ill in high school with a condition that requires costly medicine and procedures. The Houghs pay for a family policy, but it only covers some major medical procedures. With Natalie’s pre-existing condition, they were concerned that she might never be able to get good insurance coverage once she went off their medical policy. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, she can go to college and live as normal a life as her illness allows. Come graduation, she will have access to he coverage and care she needs on her own plan.

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Small businesses who may be eligible for tax credits this year:


Number of residents who hit the donut hole last year and could be eligible for rebates if they hit the donut hole this year:


Number of Medicare beneficiaries who will receive free preventive services and other benefits:


Number of people who purchase private insurance and will not have to worry about lifetime limits being placed on coverage:


Number of people who purchase private insurance who are protected from rescissions:


Number of young adults who could have quality affordable coverage through their parents:


Number of employers that have been approved for the early retiree reinsurance program as of August 31:


Number of early retirees who could benefit from the reinsurance program:


Number of new enrollees with Medicaid expansion:


Amount of Federal Spending Support on Medicaid, 2014-2019 (millions of dollars):



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