Name: Eryka
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Career in early childhood: 2 years
Like most parents, Eryka puts her children first. As a single mom of young children, she plans her budget very carefully each week. After rent, food, electricity, and gas to get to work, buying private health insurance is far out of reach for her. “My situation is actually a lot more common than people think it is. I’m a one-income household, and that’s unfortunately really common right now. Unless you’ve had a lot of college and gotten lucky and got that great job, it’s really unaffordable to pay for solid health insurance.”