Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Martin in Harrisonville, Pennsylvania

Martin in Harrisonville, Pennsylvania
Originally uploaded by walk4healthcare

Martin has been out-of-work since last year. “Obviously I have no insurance,” he said. He has insulin-dependent diabetes and gets some healthcare through the Pennsylvania ACCESS card. He explained that, “If I go back to work, however, I’ll lose my medical care.”

“That's a disincentive to work,” I said.

“Sure is … I need to stay under twenty hours a week to get medical care. If I work more, there’s no job, no way I could pay for the healthcare and medicines. I can’t just drop the insulin.”

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