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October 22, 2008

Leaving For Healthcare

LEAVING FOR HEALTH CARE

Of all the issues in this election season, the issue of health care is of utmost importance to Barbara Calder. She's been unable to qualify for health insurance since she was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a rare genetic disease. Now, Barbara is selling her home in Colorado and making plans to move her family abroad. As she tells Dick Gordon, having the disease has changed her view of health care in the U.S. As a dual citizen, she thinks she'll be able to get better care in Belgium.

Counseling The Housing Crisis

One woman is very busy in these tough economic times. MaryEllen De Los Santos counsels homeowners who are facing foreclosure. Most have already fallen behind on their mortgage payments by the time they call, and she says many have serious problems managing their money. MaryEllen tells Dick she's found lenders more difficult to work with since the bailout, but she's still managing to help people hold on to their homes.

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