Letter: The importance of healthcare

Letter to the editor:

As a senior sociology student at Georgia State, I have finally come to a point where I understand my purpose in life and am currently discovering what avenues to take in order to fulfill that purpose. Becoming a fellow/intern with ‘Get Covered America,’ a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose sole mission is to maximize enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplace by arming the uninsured with the facts, is one of the best decisions I have ever made. My passion for the healthcare field and community-building led me right to this fellowship and is allowing me to understand other avenues of outreach and service. With this experience I have been able to interact with individuals from all walks of life, with one goal in mind: providing information and outreach. Healthcare is something that everyone needs, regardless of background or social class. With ‘Get Covered America,’ I am learning how to lead people to the resources they need to enhance their lives. From phone banks to face-to-face interaction, just knowing that I am able to assist even one person is an accomplishment to me. Facilitating knowledge is what I thrive on; one phone call made can lead to a network of other people who may need information about the Healthcare Marketplace. Everything happens for a reason and this opportunity to be a fellow proves to me, every day, that the reason I am here is to help others.

Mari (Maryam) Emory


Sociology Major