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A friend & myself

A friend of mine has COPD and can no longer get around very well. He has to use an electric cart every time he goes to the store. I was just told that I've developed bad osteo-arthritis and may also need neurosurgery for problems caused by that and nerves ...

Methodist Home for Children and Youth

I work in a group home that serves children in foster care. These children and youth rely on Medicaid for all of their medical and dental needs as well as for their medications. Shifting these costs to the state will only mean that other vital services ...

My Sister

Michelle is the youngest of four children and was diagnosed with acute progressive MS at age 25. She had just graduated from college (which she paid for herself) and had her entire life before her. She is now 51 and living in a 24-hour care facility. ...

Medicaid helps a son with schizophrenia and a daughter with autism

I have two adult children with schizophrenia and one with autism. Two of the three have Medicaid. The other only Medicare. All are doing well considering their conditions. There is no way we could provide all they need on their own. Our son's progress ...

Help Sharon and my friends

Sharon, who worked 2 nursing jobs to take care of her children and disabled husband, deserves to be taken care of in return. Don't take away her medicaid.

So does my friend's mom. My friend is in college and her mom has been unemployed due to the recession ...


my aunt

My aunt has cancer, and it's been over 7 months STILL waiting for Medicaid.

I can't imagine if there were even more cuts: We've already been waiting for her Medicaid#, and have put off seeing doctors as most will not see w/o "some" form of payment.

Her ...



My friend's Mother and her Brother lived together in her home. They both are in their 80's and have physical problems as well as the Mother having Alzheimer type problems. She owns 2 buildings which the government said they would take to sell so that ...

Not Medicaid Too

Too many times I read about budget cuts over and over and I think about all the promises made to us during election.

Already in my 50's and now the same taxes I pay, I won't be able to receive any for myself, God forbid something happens to me, that ...


Single mother, two children: 14 & 80

I am a single parent with a 14 year old daughter.

My mother is an 80 year old widower with Alzheimers what it means is that I could leave my daugther at home and know that she will be OK, she will be able to make herself some food and take care of herself; ...


Medicare saved my life

I have been sick with Hepatitis C since 1981. I had to have surgery to remove my thyroid due to precancerous growths on it caused by the HepC. I had Interferon treatments for 4 years on and off to treat the HepC including a transjugular biopsy to see ...

Medicaid Saved My Life

I knew something was wrong in my breast, but I had no insurance. I knew that even if I could scrape together enough money for a mammogram, I couldn't pay for treatment. It would be a pre-existing condition if I got insurance later. So I tried not to ...

I am fighting for my SSI Medicare

I am 27 years Old. I have mild cerebral palsy, severe depression and post tramatic stress disorder please do not make this any harder for her Mom and for the rest of America

stop picking on the little people

I have had medical insurance for many years. I no longer enjoy the benefit of using the service because I make too much money; however the people who are eligible need help and they deserve to get the help they need! Try cutting some of your own benefits ...

Medicare and Medicaid

DO not cut benefits..this is ALL some people have. They are elderly, sick and/or handicapped, NOT the freeloaders that some make them out to be. "They" are my mother and my father who worked hard all their lives and raised 4 children. They paid into this ...

Medicaid has saved a single mom

My former husband abandoned the family several years ago. My children and I have been able to stay healthy, because Medicaid was there to help us.

what to do about mom

My mom and dad are still with us.In their mid 80's, mom is failing fast and dad is unable to take care of her properly. Unfortunately, dad is absolutely NOT going to look into assisted living options. The only way they can afford assisted living is with ...

Medicaid Cuts Already Hurting Alabama

I work for a Medicaid funded waiver program. We provide services such as homemaker, personal care, respite, companion, and home delivered meals to the elderly and disabled. This helps the clients stay in their own home and out of nursing homes. Most ...

Do the right thing

It is wrong in every sense of the word to cut funding to help for people aging and in need.

Don't even think about it.


My mother, 82, can't afford it.

She was told she needed a new roof, oil tank, new septic tank. By the third high expense, she simply asked her daughter to put a piece of plywood over the stinking mud. Her walker, her diabeties, her arthritus and her fear all weigh on her. How we treat ...
—Karen OIL

Medicaid is necessary for my father;'s health coverage

My father has macular degeneration and needs to get injections in his eyes. Each shot costs $2,000.00. He has a heart condition an needs medication. He has an enlarged prostate and needs an operation to have part of it removed. His medications can cost ...
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