I am one of the 40,000 Alaskans who will not have health insurance coverage due to Gov. Sean Parnell’s decision to not expand Medicaid. In response to his desire to “know more about this category (of people),” I am in reasonably good health, remain physically active, and have been covered by health insurance for decades.
This year I cared for my elderly father. I wouldn’t change it for the world because of what it meant for my father and me, but it resulted in reduced income and a loss of health insurance.