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At-risk baby boomed

Efforts to balance the budget must not be at the cost of our humanity. Are our elected REPRESENTATIVES really going to condone sacrificing the many in service of special interests and personal gain?

We know the facts that have lead to the disappearance ...



I have no valid story; however I support in this matter.

Taking Care of Mom

My husband and I recently retired and six months later brought his mother to live with us. She suffers from Alzheimer's disease along with other health problems and needs full-time care and supervision. We finally have been able to get some help through ...


I have never needed Medicaid but I am willing to give back my share of the Bush tax cuts and the middle east wars for those in need.

Bridge for health

As a single mother who was assaulted by my sons' father, I had injuries that took years to heal. During my time of unemployment, my sons were on medicaid...tough for me to accept with my pride. My sons were both ill, and without medicaid they may have ...

My Mom's last years

My mother passed away in 2007 after living in Assisted Living for five years and in Adult Foster Care home for the last 2 years of her life. She worked hard all of her life and when she needed help Medicaid came to her rescue.

At age 85 she had only ...


65 and disabled

What can a person do when they get older and have cancer in their bladder? all the astronomical costs involved demand that our country needs to help these people who have made America what it is today. Taking advantage of old people and cutting their ...

Medicaid and me

The only healthcare available to me is Medicaid because I substitute as an Instructional Assistant to children with special needs, and I am only paid per diem and have no employee benefits.

Independent Mom


Before I became an independent mom,I had nothing,except for an old 1996 Toyota Corolla,$500.00 a month in child support for 2 kids,and the loving support of my, now deceased, father. My kids had just started elementary school and needed to be ...

—Norma L.TX

Thirty year Nurse

M/Caid is surely needed. As a Nurse of over thirty years I have seen it work wonders for those patients that could not afford help at home and in the Hosp. I worked in a big Hosp. in the New York area for many years in Management....and was privy to what ...

Giving up is not an option for me.

Right now I am so grateful to have Medicaid available to me. I am able to get some medical tests and treatments that are necessary to help me heal so that I may one day return to work. Medicaid is needed and used because I have no other options. You ...

Nephew with mental illness

I have a 32-year-old nephew with mental illness. He is now a functioning member of society because of Social Security disability and Medicaid.

Medicaid not only pays for all his medication, without which he would not be a functioning memeber of society, ...


living without insurance

I'm an immigrant who become a citizen I had my dream of the American way of living...but things turn around and we can't afford to have medical insurance ,this recession is being very tough for my family.

Medicaid Cuts

I do not have a personal story but I am a nurse who cares for many patients on Medicaid. Cuts to this vital program would leave them with no health care coverage. We would soon see the catastrophic effects of such an action.

Last Days with Dad

My father, James Kirkland, was a brilliant man. He was an incredible father and a terrible joke teller. He'd laugh so hard he could never get to the punch line. He gave his life to others as he spent 50+ years in the ministry. He was diagnosed with Alzheimers ...

I may need it too!

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and may someday down the road need help from Medicaid myself. I would hope after working hard all my life that I want have the rug pulled out from under me right when I need it. My husband and

I right ...


Where would my family be without Medicaid?

My husband Kenny Ritter died in September 2009 of Multiple System Atrophy-Cerebellar, a neurodegenerative disease. For some unknown reason, the brain connectors begin to disintegrate. The brain generates the messages but the systems of the body do not ...



No Misfits Allowed in America

It is hard for me to summarize here how necessary it is for some of my family members to receive Medicaid and disability payments without further cuts. There is a saying that you can judge a country better, not by what it does for its wealthy, but what ...

My 82 Mom

My Mom and our family are very appreciative of medicare. she is relatively good health at 82 years old. She is thankful for her doctors and so are we in keeping her in such good health. There is no way she or we could afford medical health insurance ...
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