By Mike Sherry for KHI News Service, Nov. 14, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Erin Burroughs knocked on the door and waited and then knocked again. No answer. She retraced her steps down the porch stairs but said she doubted no one was home.
“C’mon people,” she said. “We are here to help you. Honest to God, we are here to help you.”
Undeterred, Burroughs hurried to the next house on East 28th Street, trying to spread the word about the potential benefits of the federal health-reform law.
Her turf was a neighborhood where nearly a third of the families live below the federal poverty level, according to 2011 census data.
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