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State health plans in jeopardy
USA Today - Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News

Sherie Brace fears the coming of summer. That’s when a special health insurance program for low-income adults in Washington state is set to close, ending coverage for her and about 65,000 others. “I’m terrified they’ll cut it out. Then I would not be able to go to the doctor if I have an asthma attack,” says Brace, 52, who has had asthma for years. She earns about $12,000 a year working for a Seattle-area home health care agency that gives workers $50 a month toward health costs.