Former Valley firefighter discusses how coverage gap impacts his decisions

10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago Tuesday, May 19 2020 May 19, 2020 May 19, 2020 9:10 PM May 19, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

Around 5 million Texans, many in the Rio Grande Valley, remain uninsured. Some falling into a so-called coverage gap.

They make too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford to buy their own insurance.

Laura Guerra-Cardus, deputy director for Children’s Defense Fund, says the coverage gap is difficult for people in the Valley to overcome and it could get worse as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

A former firefighter discussed the tough choices he had to make because how the coverage gap impacted him.

Watch the video the above for the full story.

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