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my daughter

When my daughter was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at 15 months of age, I had to quit my job to take care of her while she received chemotherapy and IV meds literally around the clock as an inpatient. Due to the loss of my income our family ...

An ounce of prevention...

My dad worked his entire life to support our family. My mother's health began to suffer and without health insurance, they resorted to crisis care instead of preventive. After a twenty year battle with debilitating illness, my mother became bed bound ...

Hospice Services

I don't think any of us could have survived my mother's death without the wonderful services of Hospice, which were paid for my Medicare. It made my mother's last months so much easier and more comfortable and probably saved my life along with it. Caregiving ...

Disabled at a Young Age

I was disabled in my '40's. If not for Medicaid, I would have gone without desperately needed medical care for a life threatening condition while waiting for my Medicare benefits to come through.

I ask those who propose do away with (or cripple Medicaid ...

—Linda WA

My parents

My parents, aged 90 & 91, both have alzheimers and soon will run through their life savings. It will be possible for them to remain in the quality memory care unit they are in if they can get qualified for Medicaid. Don't take that away from them. ...

Adult Day Health Programs

I cared for my mother for over 3 years post CVA (stroke) during a time when she needed 24/7 supervision and complete care. I had to quit my job because we could not afford to hire someone. At the time my son was in college and we nearly lost our house ...

My mom's work history and quad-druple bi-pass

My mom is currently on temporary disability due to open heart surgery. If medicaid gets cut so will the dissability because she is off work. She can barely pay bills with the amount she gets now.

Once my mom goes back to work because she does not have ...


What this is really about . . .

My husband, Roger, has severe dementia and ALS. We care for him at home and we are very fortunate to have some resources to do so. But when we have exhausted those resources, we need to know that we can turn to Medicaid to fund his care. Roger worked ...


My mother was on an HMO the last couple of years and will now be placed back on Medicare and Medicaid as the HMO was a disaster.

I'm sure medicaid coverage will definitely help her in medical assistance, home health care, etc.


Where has compassion gone?

My 45 year old brother has had severe and chronic mental illness his entire adult life. He has been fortunate enough to live on his own and not in an institution. His lifeline is Medicaid. You can imagine $700 per month does not go far, but we are grateful ...

A View by a Korean War Veteran

I am 8O year old and now retired. Some 60 years ago, I fought in the Korean War. I was lucky to come home alive, and to have my college education funded in part by Uncle Sam. Uncle Sam helped me in becoming one of now dwindling Middle Class American. ...

Childrens' Healthcare and Medicaid

While my partner and I have always had strong employment, our four children have always been eligible for Medicaid Coverage. I have been so thankful for this coverage in so many capacities since I started my family. Medicaid Insurance ensured that I ...
—Willow VT


my parents depend on medicaid as will I in a few years.

Our Little Warrior

Just over 7 years ago, on Father's Day, our son was born by emergency C-section. He was 7 weeks early and had stopped growing at 29 weeks. I had lost most of my amniotic fluid. (most likely due to stress from my x threatening to run over me--no he was ...

Mom with cancer

Health Insurance, medicare and medicaid was so important in caring for my mom with cancer when she could no longer care for herself. She paid taxes, social security and medicare taxes all her life as I have.

We should be able to have that help at the ...



My family depends on Medicaid. My husband is self-employed and my job does not provide health insurance. My husband injured his back a month and a half ago and has been unable to work since then. Without the help of Medicaid, we would be unable to get ...

Medicaid for my daughter

Hello, My name is Cynthia and I am relying on Medicaid for my daughter until I get through with school and find a job where I can get her on health insurance. I think that what congress is trying to do is just wrong. With so many people out of work right ...

Keeping Medicaid For those Desperately In Need

I am on disability with Medicare and Medi-Cal/Medicaid. Since cuts have been made already, I cannot afford to go to my dentist, or any other without having to pay cash out of my pocket. I am on a fairly limited monthly income, and some of what Medicare ...


Hello, there

My Mom is been a hard worker women even when she was a home maker person, always manage to sell and save for her family, when my dad died 27 years ago we loose our home and gain debts, mom manage to work and survive provide for us, even ...

—Maria CA

my sister couldn't survive

Hi, I have an older sister who has high blood pressure and diabetes. She is a single mother and desperately needs the help of medicaid in order to stay off the streets. Unfortunately, there are many people like her that need some help. We, the working ...
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