Sign of Hope.
The Moulton Family
In 2010, the Moulton family found themselves facing what many families have faced navigating the weak economy, losing their employer-covered health insurance. Rebecca and Steven Moulton, parents to six children ages pre-school to high school, lost their family's health insurance when Steven's employer was forced to cut health coverage in order to prevent the small business from going under.
What would be a troubling situation for any family, hit the Moulton's especially hard when Rebecca had to undergo surgery due to a bleeding fibroid tumor. Without health coverage, their bills quickly added up. The church the Moulton's attend helped raise $10,000 to help cover the surgery cost. Even with such kindness from friends, family and neighbors, the Moulton's worried what would happen if their kids were injured on the playground, or became ill.
That's when Rebecca saw a Healthy Kids billboard. "I almost cried when I saw that billboard," she said. "That was my billboard." That night, she went online and applied for coverage. Now, with all six kids covered under the low-cost option of Healthy Kids, the Moulton's can breathe a sigh of relief. They no longer need to worry about where they'll find money for needed health coverage for sports physicals to eyeglasses and dental check-ups, and they can have peace of mind that if anything were to happen, they would be covered.