Shatema, Overland

Up until she was 26, Shatema was lucky enough to have insurance through her mother’s employer.  However, now that she’s over 26, she no longer has health insurance.  Shatema has diabetes, needs medication and often visits the doctor.  She feels bad about going to the doctor because she’s not able to pay for everything with the money she makes from her part-time job.  Shatema says, “I’d be much happier if I could pay for the doctor visits myself.  However, this is not a reality without insurance.”