• Unemployed Michigan Woman Shoots Herself To Get Health Care

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    Niles, Mich. — An out-of-work Michigan woman shot herself in the hope she’d receive medical treatment for a shoulder injury.

    Kathy Myers says she injured the shoulder a month ago while playing with her dogs.

    The 41-year-old Niles resident says she’s been unable to see a specialist because she can’t afford health insurance.

    So Myers shot herself on Thursday.

    She was released from the hospital a few hours later.

    Myers tells WSBT-TV in South Bend, Ind., she has “no suicide wish.” She says her life isn’t great “right now, but I want to live.”

    Myers says she wouldn’t do it again and now is searching for a specialist who will accept a payment plan she can afford.

    The prosecutor’s office is going to decide whether Myers will face charges for firing a weapon within city limits.

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