Austyn Gaffney is a freelance writer based in Kentucky. Her work has appeared in onEarth Magazine, Southerly, and Vice. You can find her stories at www.austyngaffney.com, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @austyngaffney.
Republicans haven’t succeeded at repealing the Affordable Care Act. But in Kentucky, they’re trying to roll back coverage another way, through a waiver program that the Trump administration could approve without red tape.