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New healthcare law gives Baltimore County resident a new zest for life

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This week, Anna Renault, Essex resident had a few moments of national and local television fame after interviews by ABC News in Washington, CBS NEWS and WBAL TV- Channel 11 (NBC's local affiliate). Topic of discussion was the benefits of the new healthcare reform laws. For Anna, it means no more lifetime cap on coverage or fear of coverage due to pre-existing conditions.

“With the change that takes place, under the healthcare reform, my insurance can’t drop me,” said Renault. “I don’t have to worry about it anymore.”

This reassurance allows Renault the freedom to pursue her passion for life. Some of her experiences include working at local schools and community colleges as well as the public library. As an eight time cancer survivor, Renault is a big supporter of the American Cancer Society and volunteers at the ACS Relay for Life at Essex Community College.

Read the entire report on Baltimore Brew.

Renault loves writing and crafts. She moved into the market just before Memorial Day 2004. By the end of July 2004, she was secretary/bookkeeper and shop owner at the Essex B & B Flea Market and Antiques Mall. She continued to work at the market as it changed owners until September 2009 when she started chemotherapy.

Renault has a gift for the written word. Many of her poems became handmade gifts, combining her zeal for crafts and the art of writing. She also writes a weekly editorial for The Avenue News.


  • anna renault 3 years ago

    Meloday, thanks for this wonderful attention to my story and the importance of the new health care reform.