Thursday, July 9, 2009

Kim in Bucyrus, Ohio

Kim in Bucyrus, Ohio
Originally uploaded by walk4healthcare

“As a single mom, healthcare has always been a struggle for me and my children,” Kim tells me. “I have worked many jobs, as a social worker, in a hospital, and now as a reporter. These are good jobs but with the pay, health care premiums are just too expensive.” Her daughter has both bipolar disorder and ADHD and she was on her father's insurance until January. But as Kim can’t her own coverage, her daughter must do with Medicaid. “Easier said than done,” Kim said. It took two months for her to get approved and in the meantime, Kim paid out-of-pocket over $400 for her daughter’s various medications. “It put us in a real financial hardship with the house payment, utilities, and all that.”

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