Portraits of PAThe faces and issues that connect us.
Portraits of PA is a rotating photo gallery produced by the PA Senate Democrats. We aim to connect with Pennsylvanians on a deeper level to explore issues that impact their daily lives. These are your neighbors, your family, your friends, your community. By bringing these issues to life, and sharing these stories, we hope to create real, meaningful and lasting change.
Portraits of PA: Faces of the Affordable Care Act
In late 2017, the PA Senate Democrats toured the state to enroll folks in healthcare coverage for 2018. We were able to connect with and enroll hundreds of Pennsylvanians. These are just some of the folks we had the privilege of meeting during this initiative. We learned so much from them – how important healthcare is to them and their families, what it feels like to be without insurance, what it’s like to not be able to afford premiums, and so much more. By partnering with the Department of Insurance and certified navigators, we were able to answer questions, take people through the enrollment process, and, in many cases, reduce monthly payments for health insurance.