Kansas Stories Podcast: Risse Zimmerman
This podcast from the Alliance for A Healthy Kansas covers Risse Zimmerman and the struggles she faced within the coverage gap in Kansas. Zimmerman retells her experience with multiple health conditions that affected her and her family for months. She discusses the financial burden of not qualifying for KanCare and explains the repeated disqualifications she received because she made too much money. Zimmerman struggled going to work because she could not afford necessary medical care without insurance. Due to inaccessibility of insurance, Zimmerman explains how she was refused medical services. Now with improved health, Zimmerman wants better options for Kansans that face the coverage gap just as she did.