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Medicaid saved my life from diabetes!

I receive medical care and am currently seeking employment, after being laid off from my job in April of this year.

In order to be able to work, I must remain healthy, but if my benefits were cut, I would not be able to pay for my medicines and testing ...

—Martha OR

Granddaughter alive because of medicare

Like any grandparent to be, I looked forward to the day my son would become a father. When his child was born with serious health problems, my dreams of babysitting, taking her for the weekend, or even hearing her speak were forever shifted. From having ...
—Kristy WA

If I did not have Medicaid

...I could not afford my medications, I would not be able to sleep at night or eal with the anxieties that come with being an unemployed mother of two, and therefore be an even less productive member of society.
—IndiaNC

Where has our middle class gone

My husband and I have payed for our own medical insurance since we got married at age 19. We are both 59 years old now. My husband lost his business over a year ago and we are both unemployed. We have healthy Ny now that has just been raised to almost ...
—Diane

untitled

My mother is 87 and has been in a nursing home for 4 years. She has had many trips back and forth to the hospital. She has congestive heart failure. She, also, has lost most of her eye sight and hearing. She is being helped by Medicaid to get the care ...
—DoyleneNC

With Six You Get Wisdom, Not Eggroll

Over the past 12 years my wife and I have adopted six abandoned daughters from China. Each is a blessing. Each is a beauty. They range in age today from 12 down to 5 1/2. When we adopted the girls I was a well paid executive with full health care.

Over ...

—MikeMI

Medicaid's Importance for ALL of Us

I'm not on Medicaid but I know and love many people who are. I want to say that many people who aren't on Medicaid don't understand how broad a segment of our population Medicaid serves. Many others don't understand the difference between Medicaid and ...
—GailNY

They would have died without it

Yes i know i can take my kids to the emergency room without insurance. But what about the in between times. I'm on my 3rd baby and had i not had medicaid, they would have all been medically neglected because we have been a low income family for about ...
—KatrinaNV

My Mom

My Mother stayed at home and raised six children and a host of nephews and nieces. She lost her right hand in a laundry accident when she was only 17 years old. Even though she was too disabled to enter the "work force", she kept an immaculate home, ...
—StevenCA

Medicaid

medicaid is a critical part of the social safety net. A quality society can be judged by how well it treats those in need.
—DouglasNC

not my fault

I was a passenger in a car riding on a main ave when a truck came off a side street totaling me and the car I was riding in. As a result of a head injury, I was diagnosed months later with MS. I was put on SSDI, 2 years later received medicare. I was ...
—CarmelitaDC

untitled

Medicaid is so very important to the families that use it and need it. Please don't cut funding to this truly important program. Thank You!!
—LisaNY

Elderly depend on medicaid and medicare.

I don't think you would like to have worked hard all your life and paid taxes and had funds taken out for social security and medicare only to find yourself in need of benefits when you were older and the government is taking them away.

Stop giving ...

—BarbaraTX

Charlie

My son Charlie was born at 27 weeks (almost 3 months early) weighing only 2 pounds, 10 ounces. Because of the amazing high-quality medical care he received at Children's Hospital of Orange County, he is now a healthy, thriving 4 year-old exceeding all ...
—JenniferCA

My family

My mom and my friend both depend on Medicare to treat medical ailments. My mom injured her back after 25 years as a nurse lifting heavy patients and had to go on disability. Medicaid is the only insurance she has. My very best friend was in a fire when ...
—MarshaKS

My Conscience Cannot Rest

The people who need it the most will be the most severely affected by changes in Medicaid funding. Families who already cannot pay bills and are financially struggling will be choked.

Please rethink this decision.

—JudyNY

A Loving Heart

When my daughter was 4 months pregnant with her now 8 month old daughter, she had an ultra-sound that detected several severe heart defects in the baby. She was given the option to terminate the pregnancy; however, because she was on Medicaid and had ...
—RebeccaWA

It's not my problem?

I am not directly affected by this need. I am a retired school nurse who has seen many families needing these services. I find it hard to understand how anyone can in good conscience deny medical care to ANYONE, let alone our most precious, vulnerable ...
—DianeNJ

Disabled adult daughter

I have a 35 year old daughter with a 22Q11.2 deletion. When she left home at 19, she received Medicaid. She was 21 when her father died and eligible to receive his Medicare. Without these insurances, she would be in trouble.

What is more important, ...

—MardysUnited States

Thomas Junior

My son Thomas was born at 34 weeks old. Luckily he was in good health, and a great weight. But had it not been for Medicaid we would not have been able to receive the health care that we did at the hospital. He was in the NICU for a week. It is terrible ...
—KaylaRI
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