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Low-income residents can’t afford health plans



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A Bargersville man looked for health insurance plans on the federal marketplace, but the least-expensive plan he could find was $160 per month.

Ron Karn has been making about $1,000 per month since being laid off in October as a truck driver from FedEx, where he was making four times that.

He’s been getting bad headaches that are affecting his vision; and he’s flunked two eye tests, meaning he can’t get another job driving a truck. He’s eaten through all his savings and is about $500 behind on bills, so there’s no way to feasibly squeeze a health insurance premium into his monthly budget.

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