Monique

Monique

As a hard working mother of three, caring for herself and her family is extremely important to Monique Jenkins. When it comes to getting the health care she needs, Monique has struggled to afford care, and having a pre-existing condition has made this process even more difficult. Now that she has insurance under the Affordable Care Act, however, Monique can look forward to a healthy future, one she feels much more positive about, saying, “I now feel as if I will see my grandchildren one day.”

Photo credit: Julie Bennet, courtesy of Alabama Arise

Consumer Stories

The needs and experiences of health care consumers — particularly people in marginalized or low-income communities or with complex needs and significant disabilities — are the driving force of the Center’s work. Documenting and amplifying patients’ real-life health care situations, in their own words, is central to our ability to create a health care system that works for all of us. Click below for stories from some of the consumers we work with.