CARSON CITY, Nev.--Sandy Parcells is one of more than a half million Nevadans who are uninsured. On a recent Thursday, she waited at the Sierra Nevada Health Center in Carson City for a follow-up appointment.
“I tried absolutely everything I could do to get some medical attention, and these guys were the only ones who could help me out” said Parcells. “I even called the suicide hotline the day that I came in here. I was absolutely beside myself for help.” Parcells couldn’t afford to refill prescriptions for her migraines and depression. She also can’t afford to get a colonoscopy, which she says is recommended for her because her mother died of colon cancer.
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Source: Kaiser Health News (in partnership with Capital Public Radio and NPR)