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Shutdown threatens young adults and the people that rely on them too.

My 25 year old son recently had a fall which fractured 2 vertebrae in his spine. He lost his job due to how long it will take him to heal from his injury. He had not worked long enough to qualify for FMLA. He cannot afford COBRA, and neither can we. ...
—Jacquelyn AZ

Get Back to Work Congress

Stop wasting 12.5 million an hour on this shutdown. Put this money towards something worth while like education and healthcare. Congress needs to work together and get it done. Republicans stop being so bull headed and start being role models.

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. ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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!

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 ...

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 ...


My Grandsons heart problem

My grandson was born with a congenital heart problem called tetrology of fallow. My daughter was still in high school when he was born and thankfully she was able to get medicaid to cover her costs. What happened was at two months he required open heart ...

Medicaid saved my life!

I tried paying for my own health insurance. It got to where it cost me $1,000 per month and I only get $1550 per month disability payments. Then I qualified for the Medicaid Disabled Worker program and what a relief! Recently I got an ulcer on my leg ...

Unemployed and Uninsured

I am too old for the job market and too young for SS. I desperately need to see a doctor and a dentist.


I am a single mother of 3 I am also disabled I'm on a fixed income could not afford health care, we live below the poverty level. I could not afford to take them to the Dr or go my self Medicaid makes it possible for my Children to go to the Dr & get ...
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