A silver lining in the recession may be a reduced political demand for subsidizing employer provided health care.
But during a visit to her parents' house, Darling received news that sent her into a panic. A neighbor, who also worked at Archway, told them the plant was closing and their health insurance was ending two days later.
"I flipped out," Darling said. "It was five minutes after she told me, I was on the phone with the doctor," Darling said. "I told her, 'I need to be induced.'"A few hours later, Darling was in the hospital. The next day, she had to have an emergency C-section.