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Society destruction

I'm speaking from witnessing scary changes, among others, and being married with kids. This is the first I think of...

Go after corporations not needy families or you will see bunch of them with kids on the streets with empty living dwellings all over. ...

—ChristineCA

protect mothers, infants and children

Dear Sen. Barbara Boxer and Sen. Dianne Feinstein:

I oppose H.R. 3102: Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013 because as a new mother I am working to provide my newborn baby the best nourishment i can by exclusively breastfeeding her. In this ...

—DeborahCA

Hungry Kids

I have two children, 1 in Kindergarten and 1 that is 3 months old. Currently I am unemployed - seeking work! - and my husband has recently changed occupations and taken a steep pay cut. Our Kindergartner is part of the Free Lunches school program and ...
—AndreaMO

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When I was a married graduate student, I was fortunate to have the support of the WIC program during my pregnancy for my first child. Today, that child is expecting her first baby. As a senior in college, working part time to pay the rent, she needs ...
—JeannineMI

Give Americans a chance

My husband and I are both self employed, and I also work for a major company. Between the two of us we have 6 jobs, but are struggling to pay for health insurance and food for our family. We do everything we can keep our living expenses down, we rent ...
—AlisonTX

Our Children

Here in Hawaii a large percentage of people work for the federal government. How many children are not eating because of this shut down? Congress doesn't know! You will all go home to a warm house with a nice meal. People here are worried about furloughs ...
—CaroleHI

Healthcare

Over the last 7 years I've had my daughter on Medicaid because I was unemployed off and on. They accepted me in the program a few times. Most of the time, however, I was uninsured. We received food stamps as well on occasion. I cannot seem to find employment ...
—TinaGA

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My current assignment at work is to teach leadership and employees about all the changes that are occurring in our healthcare organization and our community due to the recent opening of the Health Insurance Exchange. In my training, people with differing ...

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I'm 78 years old. I have insurance and have always had insurance. I'm able to pay for my insurance. I am concerned about my children and grand children. I always depended on the corporation I worked for to provide insurance opportunities. Now the corporations ...
—ShirleyIA

One of their own!

TO put it mildly, I'm a state worker, who also is a single mother, have worked for the same company for 6 years, I get a steady evaluation yearly, and yet have never received a raise. Yet when I started the job I did receive $300 in SNAP benefits to ...
—JanellTX

My Life Depends On ObamaCare

I am 62 and not yet eligible for Medicare. I am disabled and in poor health. My disability prevents my employment. I would qualify for Social Security Disability, except they denied me. It is a racket whereby you must have an attorney in order to ...
—RobertFL

Help us help our children

I am a disabled single Mom. Without the WIC and child care voucher programs, I don't know what I would have done. Please continue to support our children!
—Jennifer

public education struggles for t.b.i. students

Im a mother of 5, the youngest being 17 now. He has a t.b.i. from a daycare incident when he was 1. It's been a struggle of unbelievable proportions to receive cooperation from administration, from the local school, to the local school board, to the ...
—WinonaFL

Unemployed with a Family to Support in the USA

My husband and I have been unemployed for several years now. It is the longest either of us have ever been unemployed. Usually, if either of us lose our job, we find another job right away.

We relocated in order to find work and it is still taking ...

—TondaNC

It Can Happen to Anyone...Even a Physician

People are often surprised to hear that even a physician can end up on Medicaid...but I’m a great example that it can happen to anyone. I’m 32 years old, married, with two small children and I am a family physician. In January of this year, right ...
—RobinCO

Temporary Assistance

I was once a single parent with two small children. I did not have any income, any job experience nor an education. Thanks two programs like SNAP, WIC, Head Start and Medicaid, I was able to complete college and get a good paying job. I am now middle ...
—DianeMT

social workers know the importance of social programs

Thank goodness my children are grown now...but I still worry about their debt burden and the many issues they face, especially global climate change. As a social worker, I came into contact with many 4-year-olds who had no previous experience outside ...
—PatriciaGA

WIC and SNAP saved my children and I.

My husband abandoned me and our two children when they were 2 years old and 4 months old. He left abruptly with no warning and he was the sole bread winner. My husband and I had decided that I would stay home until our children were old enough to go to ...
—JessicaCA

CHILDREN AND MOTHERS/FAMILIES ARE IMPORTANT

WHY IS THERE STILL SO MUCH SELFISHNESS IN AMERICAN AMONGS THE HAVE AND HAVE NOTS? EVERYONE WILL NEVER HAVE A JOB...THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOME PEOPLE IN NEED. FACE IT! SO LET'S MAKE SURE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN NEED GET THEIR NEEDS MET. I HAVE FOUR GRANDCHILDREN ...
—RamonaNJ

Public School Bus Driver

I drove school bus for 20+ years for the Shoreline School District in Shoreline WA.

Many times, especially during the winter, I saw kids get on my bus that did not have sufficient warm clothes and shoes, and they also looked like they needed a good meal. ...

—JoyceWA
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