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“It seems inherently un-Christian to associate something as vital as health care, and as necessary as health and access to care, and base that off wealth.”

An interview with Scott Watson, a community leader who is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity and works at The Bridge Church in the Portage and Kalamazoo communities.

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“[Borgess] is getting coverage for people who before had no coverage and [Borgess] get[s] the Medicaid reimbursement for them. We are also seeing another group of people who have high out of pockets, who in the past their employers covered most of that, but now they don’t have the means to cover it so we have to provide them care. So it is kind of a ying and a yang. That’s the way I would describe the ACA in terms of our experiences: ying and yang.”

An interview with Paul Spaude, the CEO of Borgess Health

“If I made your day a little bit better before you picked up the phone and called, or before you came in to see me, that’s huge.”

An interview with Leatrice Fullerton, an Information and Referral Specialist at Disability Network for Southwest, Michigan, and a part-time social worker at Ministry with Community in Kalamazoo.

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“…if we begin to create systems that marginalize or reinforce marginalization, then we’re losing assets. So, from a perspective of…complex problem solving—problem solving that needs everyone engaged—we have to move forward.”

An interview with Dr. Nick Andreadis, a retired community leader and medical doctor who currently works with Enroll Kalamazoo.

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“As a young person, I think it is very important to learn as much as I can about healthcare access and health equity. While millions of people now have access to healthcare because of the Affordable Care Act, the fight is not over. We still have a long way to go.”

An interview with Skylar Young, a student at Kalamazoo College