Our Client Stories

They really seemed to care about me. I don’t know what I would have done had it not been for Project Access NOW.
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Client Stories

Michael’s Story: Pride in This Country

Michael Bachar is a client of the Outreach, Enrollment, and Access and Premium Assistance programs. * I’ve lived in Portland for 11 years, work for a small real estate maintenance business. About eight years ago I needed medication for an acute lung condition but I had no health insurance. I ended up going to a community health center off and on…
Peter Korchnak
February 11, 2019
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Ann’s Story: “Project Access NOW Saved My Life”

Ann S. was a client of the Premium Assistance program. * Ten years ago Ann S. had an unusual, high-risk cancer. Ann said she approached the experience like an everyday occurrence. She kept the family routines and obligations and did her best to have her life continue as before. Her main concern was that her three young daughters would stay…
Peter Korchnak
December 10, 2018
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Rick’s Story: Peace of Mind

Rick is a client of our Premium Assistance program. * When I retired from full-time work six years ago, I lost health insurance through my employer. I started a small business and asked my insurance broker what my options were during the transition. He helped me navigate all the available insurance plans. When he calculated my premium for my wife…
Peter Korchnak
December 6, 2018
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Nora’s Story

Nora with her cousin at our Gala 2018 La La Land fundraising event where she was the featured client speaker. Nora has lived in Oregon for fifteen years and is the full-time care provider to her two children: Fatima, 4, and Jimena, 11. "And they are the world to me," she says, grinning. "They are my first thought when I…
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Nancy’s Story

"I remember feeling the room turn sideways when he told me," says Nancy as she recalls being informed of her breast cancer diagnosis last September at Providence's Southern Oregon Cancer Center. "We're sitting there talking about chemo treatment schedules for the winter, but I'm just in a state of shock... and it hasn't even occurred to me yet that I have…
Derrick
March 1, 2018