Pamela’s lack of affordable, quality health insurance prevented her from accessing needed medical care. This includes serious mental health issues following her husband’s death, back and brain injuries due to multiple car accidents, and debilitating neck injuries which prevent her from working. Though she’s tried, her inability to stand for long periods of time keep her from holding steady employment. With better health care, Pamela would be able to treat the fundamental issues which prevent her from working and coping with serious problems. Better health care would help Pamela get her life back on track. Luckily, in November, Pamela was able to qualify for Medicaid when her disability was approved. Pamela is happy she’ll finally be able to see a doctor.