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Readers come to aid of woman profiled in healthcare article
Readers come to aid of woman profiled in healthcare article

Never underestimate the power of caring readers. Two weeks ago, staff writer Soumya Karlamangla introduced Los Angeles Times readers to Barbara Garnaus, a Laguna Woods resident who bought health insurance under Obamacare but who is struggling to afford it. Garnaus, who has been undergoing treatments for uterine cancer, has a modest income and said she chose the lowest-price plan she could. “I got the cheapest one, the very cheapest one,” she told Karlamangla. “And for me it's still not cheap.” Though her monthly premium is low, Garnaus struggles with the co-payments. Her doctor has recommended a CT scan to check for any recurrence of the cancer, but Garnaus told Karlamangla she didn’...

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