Medicaid A Safety Net For This Upstate New York Couple04:16
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Barb and Louis Emerson at their home in Gorham, NY. (Bret Jaspers/WSKG News)
Barb and Louis Emerson at their home in Gorham, NY. (Bret Jaspers/WSKG News)

Barb and Louie Emerson live in the Finger Lakes region of New York and they have their share of health problems. Barb has ovarian cancer; Louie recently had knee surgery. Due to their low income, the couple qualify for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of the program.

Bret Jaspers (@bretjaspers) of WSKG reports on the couple and their concerns about possible Medicaid cuts, even as they approach qualifying for Medicare.

This segment aired on July 4, 2017.

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