Rocio: Enrolling Others… And Herself


By Affordable Care Act staff, Puerto Rican Cultural Center

In May 2012, Rocio lost her job and her employer-based health coverage. At first, not having coverage wasn’t much of a problem. Rocio went about her normal life and began looking for a new job. But after a few months, she started having pain in her leg. After having had coverage all her life, it was an adjustment to not see a doctor right away about the problem. She tried to ignore the pain, but it continued to get worse. Rocio knew there was something wrong and that she needed to see a doctor.