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JIM, ORGANIC BERRY FARMER
Jim Hinsvark knows his berries: loganberries, chester blackberries, marionberries, raspberries — he grows them all on Hinsvark Farm in Woodburn, one of the first berry farms to be certified organic in the state of Oregon.
Jim is also a very healthy guy. In fact, two years ago he was chosen to compete on the U.S. team at the World Dragon Boat Games in Taiwan. But because of a pre-existing condition that was treated and cured years ago, he was denied coverage when his COBRA policy expired.
“I’ve been working my whole life providing food for a lot of people, so to be cut off from health care like that just doesn’t seem right,” he said.
Jim says he looks forward to the day when health coverage is available to everyone. “It’s empowering to know that I’ll be able to look at the options and make my own choices about what I need.”