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Kansas Stories: Jessica

Expanding income eligibility would help people like Sierra treat their chronic illnesses and remain in the workforce.

Sierra suffers from Factor 5, a condition that causes blood clots in her legs, and Lupus. She also gets chest pain and pulmonary embolisms because of the clots. She needs blood thinners to help her manage these illnesses. Luckily, she has a year supply of her medicine through the drug’s manufacturer, but she can’t get the other medications she needs because they are unaffordable without insurance.