Local Uninsured Programs Face Uncertain Times As Obamacare Ramps Up

Kaiser Health News staff writer Phil Galewitz, working in collaboration with McClatchy, reports: "Jennifer Webb works the deli counter at Publix supermarket and has thyroid problems. Her boyfriend, William May, is an artist recovering from colon cancer. The couple has relied on a county program that provides health coverage to the working poor. But their 'security blanket," as Webb calls the Alachua County CHOICES program, is being taken away at the end of December. As new coverage provisions take effect Jan. 1 under the health law, local programs that offered barebones care to the uninsured are in flux – and with them, the lives of thousands who depend on them" (Galewitz, 9/13). Read the story.

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