Kara at the Holiday Inn in Lima, Ohio
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Kara’s 19 years old and had most recently been just under her parent’s health coverage. “But after nine-teen, they take you off,” she told me, and she’s now in the process of re-enrolling in her own plan. During this switch, she’s actually without coverage. She sighed. “My current job doesn’t pay enough to afford insurance and then, when I’m in college, two years from now, I’ll have to re-apply.” She’s got asthma and fibromyalgia. It’s a real problem, she told me as she’s “really worried” about pre-existing conditions disqualifying her or making her insurance too expensive.