In this photo taken Friday, April 15, 2011, Connie Downey, a former real estate agent who saw her savings erode when she was diagnosed with lung disease sits in her Bellevue, Neb. home. Downey says ... more 
In this photo taken Friday, April 15, 2011, Connie Downey, a former real estate agent who saw her savings erode when she was diagnosed with lung disease sits in her Bellevue, Neb. home. Downey says she is now on the cusp of qualifying for food stamps. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Dave Weaver
Mon, Apr 18, 2011 3:12 AM EDT