When it comes to her Medicaid coverage, Mary Ellen Guy feels like she’s living in limbo.
The Greenville woman can’t meet the 80-hour work requirement — as it is most often called — because she cares for her parents, Anna and Harold Guy, who are in their 80s.
Until two years ago, Mary Ellen Guy worked in Chicago as a leasing agent for Wirtz Realty Corp., but she resigned to return home when her parents needed her.
Working, school or volunteerism are not options right now. Anna Guy suffered a stroke earlier this year and needs around-the-clock assistance. Besides, Muhlenberg County’s economy does not offer many professional positions for someone with Mary Ellen Guy’s experience.