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The Sinking Middle Class

Thanks to Momrising for profiling stories of individuals - real people - real lives - having a terrible time in the job market. It is a shame when anyone can say I have a bachelors degree - I have a master's degree and yet, I cannot get hired. More so, ...
—StephanieCT

Healthcare is a Human Right

As a single mom I made a lot of hard choices. Not buying health insurance was easy compared to a lot of the others.

Luckily, in the decade I had no health insurance I did not get sick. My children were covered by their father's excellent insurance but ...

—FeliciaFL

Community Assister

I work in the community and it is so sad to have families come to get health insurance for the first time and then they find out they are caught up in the "donut hole"
—DawnFL

Don't Punish the Unemployed - Get on Corporate America's Case!

I have been fortunate enough to have never applied for unemployment. I cannot imagine how devastating it must be. Not too long ago, my brother- in- law was laid off from a company after 30 years of service. Although he is dependable and was willing ...

My adult son's health needs

My adult son lost his job about 2 years ago and has been unemployed since then. He decided to finish college and has been a full time student all this time with no insurance whatsoever. He was able to find a fairly good health plan through Obamacare. ...
—Maria del marFL

Obamacare works!

I am saving more than $3000 a year with better coverage than my wife and I have for my 30 year old son who has a pre-existing condition now that he is on Obamacare.

Please don't screw us over because of you crazy politics. We need healthcare for our ...

—KevinFL

Health insurance at last!

I am a self employed graphic artist who has not been insured for over 10 years. The price of insurance on the individual market kept going up while the quality of insurance went down. Thanks to the ACA, my husband and I now have quality health insurance ...
—VirginiaFL

Unemployed Sept 16, 2013

I was laid off after 7 years of employment. The Company felt they needed to cut expenses. I actually had a discussion with my boss. I went over her head and she went one more over my head. I thought 7 years in HR and operations management I should ...
—MarkCO

untitled

I have only been unemployed for 6 months and it is very hard out here not receiving any income. Please reinstate the unemployment benefits.
—PaulaNJ

I need my unemployment

I have not gotten any unemployment in over two months. My child support comes out of that money and I cannot provide for my family. this puts me in high risk of losing my home, courts and not a good situation.
—JamesPA

untitled

I think it's sad how this country is being ran. I don't blame the President because I know he only has say on certain topics, and can't do anything unless congress approves. But to leave millions of Americans without unemployment benefits is just a ...
—Theresa

Unemployment

My son recently found employment. But, prior to working, he was unemployed. His benefits were about to expire. He is the father of four and almost wasn't able to provide for them, leaving me to take up the slack. I am happy for his employment, but for ...
—SonjaAL

Actively Seeking Work

A few years ago, right after my husband and I got engaged, my husband got laid off from his job. At the same time I got laid off from one of my two jobs, and (due to budget cuts) I got demoted at my other job. This, of course, resulted in a great loss ...
—Crystal

Senior needing to retire but can't.

I have several health issues that make it very hard for me to continue working, but if I retire and they cut any medicare or social security benefits, I will loose my home or not have the money I need to eat. Hard choice!!!! Get this economy moving, reinstate ...
—MaxineOR

untitled

Congress needs to act now, i know what it's like to be without work i am now temping and appying for full time daily for 2years --They need to know that the unemployed want to work ----
—tamara NY

untitled

My daughter was laid off work after working for the company more than 10 years. She has 3 children and now depends on her unemployment benefits.
—EmmaCA

Older Workers

I have had a long successful career in health and human services helping others. It became more and more difficult to be seen as credible in the workplace (state government) as I aged. Nearly all of the people my age (including me) have been laid off ...
—NancyWA

Disbelief in our system

I lost my job Oct 2008, a year after my boyfriend and I split and was barely getting by on my one income. I immediately applied for work; unemployment barely got me through.I didn't have enough to buy food or to pay for my health insurance. so I charged ...
—D.W.OR

Barack, You are working with Idiots!

I know of so many families including my neighbors who through no fault of their own, have lost their jobs. Why wouldn't we guarantee a minimal income to them so they can eat and pay for their shelter? Seriously, what is wrong with keeping families together ...
—bonnieFL

How does it feel to not know where your next meal is coming from?

How do you tell a child that you have no food in the house, how do you tell a child that you are being put out?

I've been our of work since 5/31/2013. looking and applying for jobs everday. I've gone on 3 interviews out of about 300+ jobs applicants ...

—ENJ
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