Laura Packard is a stage 4 cancer survivor and Denver-based health care advocate, founder of Voices of Health Care Action and executive director of Health Care Voter. She hosts CareTalk, a weekly consumer call-in show on health care and health insurance issues in America on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Rep. Jordan, stop playing politics with our livelihoods
By: Laura Packard - April 14, 2023
I’m going coast to coast on a bus trip this spring, telling my personal story with Courage for America. We’re calling on extreme members of the Republican House majority — including U.S. Representative Jim Jordan here in Ohio — to sign a promise to protect the essential benefits Americans rely on. Our message to MAGA […]
Time is running out. Get covered by January 15.
By: Laura Packard - January 11, 2023
If you don’t have health insurance — or just want to explore your options — go to healthcare.gov on or before Jan. 15 to get covered with affordable health insurance now. Having and keeping good quality affordable health care is personal for me. The Affordable Care Act saved my life. In 2017, I walked into a doctor’s […]
Lives hang in the balance as time runs out for action on health insurance
By: Laura Packard - July 27, 2022
Five years ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Yet I’m the lucky one. I could afford to get treatment. Too many people in America don’t have the health care they need, even today. The 2021 American Rescue Plan included subsidies to make health insurance more affordable than ever, resulting in a record-breaking […]