Health insurance: To get medical attention, Michigan woman shoots herself

Health insurance: Michigan woman Kathy Myers had an injured shoulder, but, lacking health insurance, she has been unable to see a specialist. So she shot herself.

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 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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