Nov 16, 2015

Puerto Ricans fear for their health as federal cuts loom

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An incurable disease has given Jose Gonzalez Ortiz the health of an old man at age 42, and the collapsing Puerto Rican health system only adds to his pain. He was refused the $300 worth of monthly medications he needs to treat the degenerative illness known as Lou Gehrig's disease that attacks the cells that control his muscles. His health care plan won't pay for the...

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