NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray’s Own Personal Health Insurance Story

Chirlane McCray


I was a young, healthy, freelance writer. I was a vegetarian. I was athletic. I took care of myself.

But when I developed a serious illness, I learned the hard way how difficult and expensive life can be without proper health insurance. I put off doctor’s visits. And when I finally went for medical care, I couldn’t really afford the medicine or treatment that I needed.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, everyone can have access to quality health care plans. And people with pre-existing health conditions cannot be denied coverage. But you must sign up!

The deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act is March 31st. That’s soon!

So please call 311 today and make sure you get health coverage. And then tell your relatives, your friends, neighbors and co-workers to do the same. The healthier we are, the more we can do together.