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Erdenetsetsy is a 27-year-old student living in St. Paul. She says that for students, finding health insurance can be difficult.

For many years, Erdenetsetsy had been ignoring her health because of the expense of going to the doctor without health insurance. She had been experiencing some swelling in her face but hesitated having it looked at.

Erdenetsetsy attended a Southside Community Health Services enrollment event at St. Paul College where she learned she qualified for Medical Assistance. Feeling "awesome, happy and excited," Erdenetsetsy's wait to go to the doctor is now over.

Erdenetsetsy said having affordable access to health care will help her in the long run, keeping her healthy so she can become a contributing member of society.

Photograph of  Erdenetsetsy
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