The week of July 4th, Makhulu had a heart attack. Getting new health insurance for a nonagenarian is almost comedic folly: not worth it. But it came with real risks. She isn't American, after all.
Even in Massachusetts, a state that passed a health reform law similar to Obamacare in 2006, the health care system isn't nearly good enough. Hunter Stuart tells the story of his childhood friend, who fell through a gaping hole in the safety net.