November 22nd, 2009
09:59 AM ET
13 years ago

SOTU: Arkansas men reflect national divide over health reform

Pine Bluff, Arkansas (CNN) - Aisha's Fish and Chicken is named for Stanley Walker's 16-year-old daughter; it's a small family business known for its wings, catfish and signature sauce.

Walker's daughter, wife, Demetria, and cousin, Andrew, keep the restaurant running, and in this bad economy, times are tough. Health care coverage is out of the question.

"It's too expensive right now," Walker said. "We are having trouble keeping our head above water. ... We had it at one time, but it was so expensive that we finally dropped it."

With a smile, Walker continues: "I get lots of grief from my wife about it - that we don't have health care."

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