Willie Freeman works in the meat department at Edward’s Food Giant in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is 54 and has been insured through the Affordable Care Act for four years.
“All the time. I use it all the time,” he said.
His job pays $9 an hour, too much for him to be on traditional Medicaid, which covers low-income people, and too little to be in the health care exchange.
But because Arkansas opted to expand Medicaid to fill the gap, Freeman was able to start going to the doctor.