‘Simply thanks’: Good Samaritan helps Jones County lady get insurance coverage

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Deanna Brownlee has struggled paying medical payments for years, as a result of she wasn’t in a position to get insurance coverage. Now, that will not be an issue anymore — thanks to at least one lady.

JONES COUNTY, Ga. — Two weeks in the past, we advised you the story a few Jones County lady who has struggled with getting medical insurance for 13 years — now, she’s insured!

Because of a viewer from Houston County, Deanna Brownlee bought the assistance she wanted.

Georgia is one among a dozen states that has not absolutely expanded Medicaid to all low-income residents, so Brownlee did not know the place to show.

A girl in Centerville named Dallas Anderson is an insurance coverage agent dealer by the reasonably priced care act. She noticed the story and reached out to Brownlee on Fb. 

From there, she was in a position to stroll her by the method and get her signed up for Ambetter Well being.

“She immediately made me really feel snug, relaxed. She was very candy, and she or he bought me what I wanted. I am nonetheless sort of in a little bit little bit of a state of disbelief, however she did it. She did it,” Brownlee stated.

Anderson says she’s seen different folks in Brownlee’s footwear.

“I had compassion for her. I needed to assist her, as a result of along with her being sick, as sick as she was, and know that she can’t get incapacity except she will be able to go to the physician. Effectively, you possibly can’t go to the physician if you do not have medical insurance,” Anderson stated.

Medicaid is the federally funded program that gives medical insurance for low-income and disabled folks.

Georgia’s present program covers low-income folks in a number of classes, equivalent to people who find themselves pregnant, disabled or legally blind.

Brownlee did not meet these necessities.

“So, Deanna fell into that class, she did not assume she would qualify for reasonably priced care, however she did not qualify for Medicaid both since they did not do the enlargement. So now, that is serving to folks to get insurance coverage that they actually would not must have insurance coverage and the place,” Anderson stated.

Now, Brownlee pays $0 for her co-pay, deductible and generic medication.

She says her well being has put her out of labor since 2008. She relied on donations to get by.

“I needed to spend all of it on medical payments, as a result of I needed to pay for all the pieces out of pocket. However, now that I’ve medical insurance, I can stretch these donations a lot additional,” she stated.

Brownlee says she hopes to get accepted for incapacity quickly, now that she will be able to go see the physician.

“Simply thanks, thanks for doing the story on me, as a result of it led to me getting medical insurance. And thanks to Dallas for serving to me get one thing I used to be not in a position to get for 13 years,” Brownlee stated.

Such a cheerful ending! Brownlee says she has her first physician’s appointment scheduled for August 2.

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