Media playback is unsupported on your device

Opposing Obamacare in Kentucky, one of America's sickest states

6 November 2013 Last updated at 01:56 GMT

The US state of Kentucky is in the bottom of most national health rankings, and an estimated 14.4% of the state's residents lack healthcare insurance.

The BBC spoke with two Kentuckians, each battling their own health issues, about what Obamacare means for them. The national healthcare law - whose recent rollout was marred by highly-publicised glitches - offers financial perils and promises for two men in need of coverage.

Produced by Vara Szajkowski; filmed by Ron Skeans; edited by Bill McKenna

Altered States is a series of video features published every Wednesday on the BBC News website which examine how shifting demographics and economic conditions affect America on a local level.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.