Beverly, Dunklin County

Beverly is a home care worker who had health coverage until she was laid off. She’s been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis but can’t get the medicine or doctor’s visits that she needs now that she is uninsured. Beverly is a mom to three children, two of whom have special needs. She works and is doing what she needs to do to keep her family going. She has known uninsured people who had to choose between food and medicine and died too soon because they were forced to have to make this choice. In Beverly’s words, it’s a choice where, “you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t.”