Laura Ann Torres, a case manager at Community Action, is counseling a single woman who needs $750 to keep her medical insurance current.
The woman lost her job and her health insurance several months ago. She can keep her insurance up-to-date under the COBRA plan if she pays for it.
The woman relies on a pacemaker that was installed 10 years ago. If her insurance lapses, her heart condition will be considered pre-existing and she will be unable to buy new insurance.
Once she finds work, she will be able to manage.
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