Thursday, July 23, 2009

Chris in Frederick, Maryland

Chris in Frederick, Maryland
Originally uploaded by walk4healthcare

Chris works at the Days Inn in Frederick. He’s an insulin-dependent diabetic (that’s his supplies he’s proudly showing me). He has insurance but “it sucks, only covers so much,” he told me. “They don’t cover even the supplies I have here. And if you go to the hospital for low blood sugar, or see a specialist, it costs several hundred dollars.”

He was previously under his parent’s coverage but now his own insurance, which “bad as it is,” he added, has been further downgraded because of the economy. “"But,” he said, “I don't have much choice unless I get another job, and that’s not at all easy these days.”

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