Kathleen, Greene County

Kathleen is 63 and lives in Greene County by herself, and works part-time. Currently, she does not have any health insurance. She cannot afford to buy into the Marketplace plans. But, because of her fluctuating income, she also cannot qualify under Medicaid either. Almost a year ago, Kathleen was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and suffers from asthma. Kathleen cannot afford to pay for her medication and is currently looking for another job. Medicaid expansion will allow Kathleen to not worry about choosing between her bills and medical prescriptions, and instead provide her with the health care that she deserves.