Blog Posts By: Erica Andrade

‘Sorry, you don’t qualify’: Many Missourians can’t access affordable health coverage

July 8, 2020


How I dread having to utter the words, “Sorry, you don’t qualify.” Every year, as we assist hard-working families to sign up for Medicaid or the insurance marketplace, this is a phase we have to use often.  Worst yet is when we explain to someone that their income is too low to qualify for marketplace […]

All in a Day’s Work: One Health Navigator’s Experience with the Insurance Marketplace

January 15, 2014


Even though I’ve worked here as a health navigator long before “navigator” became synonymous with the health insurance marketplace and its anticipated roll out, I must admit even I was more than a little worried. I learned that I would undergo training necessary to become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC). I had fallen victim to […]


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