Dean Johnson | Critical Condition: Central Texas | KLRU
Dean’s position at an auto parts store was eliminated last year. He had great insurance at the time but never really took advantage of his coverage. While at home he slipped and broke his back. He was treated at St. David’s Medical Center and now faces mounting medical debt. He was lucky to be identified as a candidate for St. David’s MATCH Program, which helps uninsured hospital patients find a medical home for follow-up care, and through MATCH was accepted as a patient at People’s Community Clinic for treatment of diabetes and other health concerns. He wishes there was a state program so he could be covered by an affordable insurance policy.