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Healthcare access limited in East Valley

Fifty-six-year-old old breast cancer survivor Lucia Guevara lives in a tiny three room trailer with her husband, plus her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. It sits in a dilapidated mobile home park in Thermal – a rural area about 30 miles east of Palm Springs. She’s looking for work, and can’t afford health insurance. Lucia, her husband and son all have diabetes, but they can’t afford the pills, so they split one prescription between them. “Everything’s so expensive. So we have delayed medical treatment or just gone without, many times.”