Young Woman in Gap Fears that Lack of Insurance Will Keep Her Out of College

Brittany is a young adult who lives with her parents and, like her parents, has a low-paying job. She wants to go to college to improve her employment outlook, but the college requires all students to have health insurance. Without health insurance, she can’t go to college. Brittany can’t afford insurance premiums, but she earns too much to qualify for subsidized insurance through the exchange. She says she’s trying to do what she can to improve her situation, but she feels like she’s stuck.