Things started to unravel for Lisbeth three years ago when she was laid off from her job as a physician’s assistant. She lost her health insurance, too, and then the whole floor seemed to fall out from under her.
“I remember treating AIDS patients in the eighties. Having worked as a physician’s assistant I was always on the other side of healthcare.”
Lisbeth understands the importance of having access to healthcare. She thought she might have symptoms of diabetes but earned $9 a week too much to qualify for Medicaid. Without health insurance, she put off primary care visits she couldn’t afford.
“I was putting me on the backburner.”