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My friends at Loudoun Nursing and Rehah Center (LNRC))

I have a number of friends I have visited at LNRC in Leesburg, Va. for more than ten years. Essentially all of these people are indigent and dependent on Medicaid to pay all of their nursing and medical bills. Without such support, I don't believe any ...
—PaulVA

One Lucky Uncle

My husbands' uncle has always had trouble keeping a job and maintaining a healthy lifestyle because he was (in early terms) simple. He was diagnosed with diabetes and long-story-short landed-up in a nursing home in Bismarck, ND where he lived with his ...
—BarbaraIL

What Will Happen to My Friends?

My close friends are a couple in their late 70's who have had multiple illnesses for several years. They have paid for help in their home to maintain their independence. After a recent mastectomy my friend spent several weeks in a rehab facility which ...
—AnneMA

My Sister

My sister has been a single mom of 4 since 1986 when her husband walked out on their family. She always worked multiple jobs, but never in a field where she could afford insurance for herself or her children. For years she played roulette with their ...
—BarbaraPA

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My Mother suffered a stroke 15 years ago, and since that time she has relied primarily on Medicaid/ Medicare. Without it, the costs would be astronomical and her quality of life would be greatly diminished!
—BruceNY

Sandwich Generation

My husband has been disabled over 12 years due to diabetic complications, he is only 61. I was unemployed in 2008 and became the primary caregiver for my mom who has Alzheirmer not to mention that we had a daughter in college during this period. Due ...
—ShirleyTX

Aging mother-in-law

My mother-in-law is approaching 90 and has been paying into the system since she was 18-years-old. Her departed husband was a WWII vet. She simultaneously cared for her two children and her own parents. She brought her aging parents into her home, I ...
—DianneMD

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 ...

—Judith

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

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 ...
—KathleenNJ

Fortunate

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.
—MichaelFL

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 ...
—Sandra

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 ...

—SarenOR

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 ...
—RogerOR

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.
—MariePA

Independent Mom

Hello,

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 ...
—JudithPA

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 ...
—KaralyFL

My Mom's life was saved

I'm not really live in the US, but my mom is . She and my step father are immigrans from 1994 in the US . They tried to work hard . But one day my step father happened to lose consious, and was found down it had cause by a liver cancer , he died just ...
—ThuyCA

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, ...

—JeanVA
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