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Karen Goroncy, a home health aide in Washington, Pa., has taken care of people for 25 years but can't afford health insurance to take care of herself.
The majority of America's employer-based insurance plans have lifetime caps limiting how much can be spent per person. Many appear to be reaching those caps. Just ask Karlin Brockington.
Richard Hershman, 62, has this advice for his daughter: "Everything I did in life, everything I do - you do the opposite, and you'll be fine."
Phil Venezio worked for 30 years, supporting a family and paying taxes until a illness left him disabled. New Jersey denied him health insurance under Medicaid for being $77 over the monthly income allowance.
When Jean Hawk lost her insurance, she had to stretch her anti-rejection medication, endangering her kidney.
Ruby Spencer has a tumor so large that it makes the slender, 61-year-old widow look, in her words, "five months pregnant."
Ignoring his diabetes and having difficulty making an appointment at a free clinic, Iyasu Habtemicael was near death last spring. Better access to a doctor could have helped him avoid a costly hospitalization.
Marty Grassia owns Pete's Barber Shop in the small town of Mantua in Gloucester County. It's a soothing but busy shop with three art-deco barber chairs and Sinatra crooning all day.
WASHINGTON, Pa. - Karen Goroncy, a home health aide, comes to Larry Smith's small apartment three times a day.
She bathes and dresses him in the morning, prepares his breakfast and helps him into his wheelchair. Smith, 28, who has cerebral palsy, does data entry for a nearby doctor's office from 9 to...
We found Michael Vitez's story about Karen Goroncy, a home-care worker who has no health insurance, and her client, Larry Smith, heart-wrenching but all too familiar ("Falling Through: A caregiver is denied medical care," Oct. 6).
Mark V. Pauly is Professor of Health Care Management and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
MINERSVILLE, Pa. - Dan Daskus' greatest pleasure was driving to the Susquehanna River in his Dodge truck and going bass fishing.
He took special pride...