‘I am surviving cancer’ with help from Affordable Care Act, Etowah woman says

Pfeiffer spoke at a press conference held by Pisgah Legal Services to bring attention to that and to outline help available to navigate the enrollment process.

News Story (North Carolina)

Mark Barrett
Asheville Citizen-Times (NC)
November 2, 2018

Tags: Health Care

Organizations mentioned/involved: Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) (North Carolina)


More than half a million North Carolinians have insurance this year through the ACA, often called Obamacare. Efforts to repeal it have gotten a lot of attention over the past couple of years but have failed so far, although there have been some changes that are likely to affect the number of people who enroll.

“The ACA is still the law and it’s working,” Jacyln Kiger, a managing attorney for Pisgah Legal Services said. “From 2013 to 2016, we have seen a dramatic reduction in the uninsured population, not only here in Western North Carolina but across our entire state.”