It’s the height of fire season in Idaho and hundreds of seasonal firefighters are busy.
For the first time, they’re eligible for federal health insurance. President Obama made the change in July.
Many of these firefighters have gone without insurance because of the cost. While the new benefits have been welcomed, one Boise-based firefighter finds that the new health insurance won’t help her.
Emma Kaage lifts a 95 pound barbell above her head, and lets it drop to the floor, before she picks it up again. The 25-year-old does CrossFit training twice a day.