New York Health Stories

Erin Heald


PROFESSION: Disabled/Homemaker
LOCATION: Pendleton, NY, AGE: 31


I was in an accident at work, and they had to amputate my leg above the knee.  When my worker’s comp ended, and the pain management doctor refused to see me.  His office told me, “We don’t take that insurance.”  I said, “Can’t you even send me a prescription for one last time to wean me off the medications? They’re opiates—I can’t just stop taking them!” But they refused.





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