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Young, uninsured adults seeking health coverage face challenges
Los Angeles Times

Burbank student Maria Cardenas, 26, has been without health insurance for the last four years, and it worries her. “I’m really healthy and don’t generally get sick, but there are occasions when it happens,” she said. “I want to be able to go to the doctor when I need to and not worry that I can’t.” Cardenas works as a chemistry tutor and sometimes as an on-call nanny while she gathers enough credits at Pierce College to apply for medical school. She pieces jobs together to make ends meet, and though she wants health insurance, she can’t afford it.

“Even a plan with low coverage was pretty expensive,” she said.