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I am a Preschool Teacher

I have a very important story, as I have the awesome responsibility in getting children ready for Kindergarten!

Every day is an important day in the life of a child...and Early Childhood Educators work extremely hard in honoring the social/emotional, ...


My Child

My daughter just turned five years old on the fifth of November. If it were not for WIC I have no idea how I would have gotten formula for my daughter. I was not fortunate to be able to breast feed due to illnesses I had after I gave birth. I was on ...

growing inequality

I'm deeply concerned about growing inequality in this country. We seem to accept it as a natural part of the American dream, that there are haves and have-nots. But the extremes to which these groups exist is not natural, and it's not acceptable. We need ...


I am thankful for having Medicaid and WIC when I became pregnant. I contribute my sons health to having medical assistance & help with nutritional food (milk, peanut butter, juice, eggs). Its expensive having a baby and it really helped sooo much. Then ...

I got Kaiser Silver Plan on October 7th

I signed up for a Silver Plan from Kaiser through the Colorado Health Exchange in early October and got wonderful coverage which, with my early SS retirement as my only income, costs me only $68 per month.

Hungry Children

Today I heard a story on how important nutrition is to the first 3 years of life, physical and mental development. As a grandmother I am concerned that we are not meeting the needs of the future generation, cutting food stamps for our citizens is not ...

My letter to Brian Williams at NBC News

To Brian Williams: You are a heck of a guy and I love your wit, but soon I will not be watching any mainstream media. Your reporting about the outrageous costs of Obamacare is just plain ridiculous. I just signed up. Sure it took awhile and the website ...

insurance exchange

I got online in Wa. state to find affordable health insurance. The first time was a little frustrating and the system cut me off and said to try back. I tried back a few days later, got online, finished the forms and got a better insurance plan than I ...


I am a 35 year old career woman. Im afraid that will be all I will ever be because I do not make enough money to save for having a baby. It is scary to think about a $10,000 doctor bill just to have the baby. But its scarier to go without pay for 3 months. ...

revamp these programs

These programs should be saved. The elderly should be able to get food stamps more than the young girls who are getting pregnant for the fun of it. Familines who are struggling to make it should have a better chance to get food stamps and hud . there ...
—Connie MS


I'm a single mom with a master's level education. My ex-husband currently gives me nothing for child support. The laws to enforce it are too weak. Luckily I have a job and very supportive parents but my parents shouldn't have to help support us. I am ...

Cancer at 34

I had colon cancer at 34 and fortunately was covered by an employer-sponsored health plan at the time.

However, my partner and I are both entrepreneurs, and until the ACA, it weighed heavily on us that my only option for future coverage was if one of ...


Gail is alright

I am on medicare, medicaid, food stamps. Being on medicaid and knowing the donut hole is going too close is a big help that I can thank the Affordable Care Act for.

unemployed for 9 mos.

I was laid off my job after 9 yrs of service and have been receiving unemployment benefits since April 2013. I am a single female with no additional income except Unemployment benefits without it I would not have been able to pay my mortgage, utilities, ...

Frustrated Mother

I am one of these statistics that had my unemployment stopped they refused to give me a third extension because of the cut off date aug 11th. They kept fiddling with my paperwork..I'm living below poverty can't pay rent or bills .. I try calling never ...


I have been disabled all my life and because my disabilities becoming more severe as life goes on I have been forced out of ßeveral jobs working in several parts of the disability field.It does not seem to matter that IS achieved 3 college degrees and ...
—Laura NY

My heart breaks

It is so sad to think about children

not having enough to eat, no heat,

nothing to look forward to. It breaks

my heart to know that there are

people who are able to help and just

will not. When I was growing up,

we lived on a farm. It was during the

depression. ...


greatly needed by many!

I am a highly skilled software engineer. With 30 years of experience, several articles and a book published, Vice President of an international corporation, and responsible for millions in P&L, I never thought I'd ever have an issue with employment, ...
—David AZ

Single parent with no financial assistance from father.

I am 72 years old and have raised my son and daughter since they were 11 and 15 with no financial help from their father. They have their college degrees but my son has some problems and can't seem to keep a job. I had to give up my last job because ...

I was just laid off

I work for the University of Minnesota Extension. I was just laid off from my position as a Nutrition Educator. The reason: The Farm Bill, did not pass.

For the first time in my life, I am looking at collecting unemployment. I never thought this would ...

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