Medicaid A Safety Net For This Upstate New York Couple

Jul 4, 2017
Originally published on July 5, 2017 2:44 pm

Barb and Louie Emerson live in the Finger Lakes region of New York and they have their share of health problems. Barb has ovarian cancer; Louie recently had knee surgery. Due to their low income, the couple qualify for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of the program.

Bret Jaspers (@bretjaspers) of Here & Now contributor WSKG reports on the couple and their concerns about possible Medicaid cuts, even as they near the age requirement for Medicare.

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