One Texan Weighs Obamacare Options: High Deductible Vs. 'Huge Fear'

KUHF's Carrie Feibel, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News and NPR, reports: "Boudreaux, 43, lives just outside of Houston and works as a psychiatric social worker on a freelance basis, with no benefits. This year Boudreaux estimates she spent about $1,500 on medical care, including a trip to the ER for a cut finger. She also takes a few prescription medications and occasionally sees a psychiatrist and a nutritionist. She can’t get insurance through her partner, because her partner’s employer doesn’t offer benefits to same-sex couples. And, Boudreaux has been skipping mammograms and other check-ups for a few years. 'It's worrisome,' she says. 'It's like gambling. Gambling with my health, and it is very frustrating'" (Feibel, 12/26/31). Read the story

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