NECN.com: In some US states, not poor enough for health care
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MIAMI (AP) — Sandra Pico is poor, but not poor enough. She makes about $15,000 a year, supporting her daughter and unemployed husband. She thought she'd get health insurance after the Supreme Court this year upheld President Barack Obama's health care law.
Then she heard that her state's governor won't agree to the federal plan to extend Medicaid coverage to people like her in two years.
"You fall through the cracks and there's nothing you can do about it," said the 52-year-old. "It makes me feel like garbage, like the American dream, my dream in my homeland, is not being accomplished."
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