A Young Man With Parkinson’s Worries About The Costs Of A GOP Health Plan

Ford Inbody (right) and his wife Cortney (left) now live with his grandmother outside Kansas City, so they can save money for the day when Ford’s Parkinson’s disease will likely force him to stop working.

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Ford Inbody (right) and his wife Cortney (left) now live with his grandmother outside Kansas City, so they can save money for the day when Ford’s Parkinson’s disease will likely force him to stop working.

Alex Smith/KCUR

Many millennials have their hands full now, as they launch into adulthood — jobs, homes and partners. But 33-yr-old Ford Inbody is already thinking about a time when he won’t be able to work. He has Parkinson’s disease.

Every night after work, he and his wife Cortney walk their two dogs through their neighborhood in Overland Park, Kan. For now, going out for an evening’s stroll is easy. But many of their evening conversations revolve around a time they know is coming — when these walks will be more difficult.

Inbody was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease three years ago.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/10/519432950/a-young-man-with-parkinsons-worries-about-the-costs-of-a-gop-health-plan?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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