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On going medical condition related to recurrent hernias

I was also someone who became very ill and had to go on disability, because I had to have one surgery after another. I am grateful medicaid stepped in and picked up the additional charges that weren't covered by medicare.
—Mary AnnMO

61 years old and have worked 45 years

I'm a 61 year old Black woman and i have worked 45 years and still working, i worked for a large company in the western part of NY. This company sold and resold the company, I losted all of my retirement and went to medical instutite that pays me only ...


Our Parents who are on a Fixed income and have no medical insurance, need Medicaid to survive

Medicaid is a life saver

My 83 year old mother was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in 2010 and had to have major surgery, chemotherapy, and many tests. If it had not been for Medicaid/Medicare, our family would be ravaged by the mountain of medical bills that was incurred by this ...

Seniors and the Disabled

I am a casemanager for an agency that works directly with the aged and disabled. Without Medicaid providing in -home health services the majority of my clients would be residing in nursing homes with double the costs.

Medicaid funding for HBCS is the ...


85 Year old Mother

My mom is 85 years old and has succumbed to medical conditions related to aging. I would like to know how come Congress takes it out on the people who can least afford it when they need to cut corners. My family, as well as myself, has contributed a lot ...


My Dad and Mom grew up during the depression and Daddy worked hard to take care of six children and put food on the table, clothes on our backs and pay the bills. My Dad passed away in 1990 leaving my Mom alone as all the children were grown by then. ...
—Shirley GA

my sister

She is going to need medicaid in a few years. She has no resources and no one in the family will be able to pick up the slack.

Deliver as promised/ Enough is Enough!!

My mother suffered a stroke nine years ago that left her paralyzed on the left side and unable to speak. I took her in after she was released from the hospital. Dad had lung and prostate cancer. A chunk of his lung was removed and I also took him in ...

My daughter with Cerebral Palsy

My daughter, Athena, also started life as a 28-week preemie. She also weighed 2-1/4 pounds at birth, and spent almost 3 months in the NICU after that. This was 20 years ago . . . and Medicaid-funded services have been supporting her in almost every ...

Medicaid not a hand out but a hand up.

I have a grand son 25 years old that is mentally challenged and unable to work. He was diagnosis with multiple mental illnesses before his 16th birthday. Without medicaid he would not be able to get the medications necessary for him to stay out of an ...

personal story

I grew up on Welfare in the 50s and 60s and know what it's like to worry about not enough food on the table and not being able to pay the rent. Over 25% of the children in this country now live below the poverty level while the top 5% in the country ...


My Mother is Eighty Two years old and lives with my family. Twelve years ago she was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. Also she has been a diabetic since she was in her fifties. Her doctor told me when she got cancer that I would be lucky to ...

90 year old is caregiver, needs help

Medicaid is helping my 90-year-old mom take care of her 91-year-old husband who has Alzheimer's and can hardly walk. They've both worked their whole lives, but they need help now. I have two kids and have to work. Without her home health aide, I don't ...

Medicaid Saves Lives

Medicaid is an essential service for fighting diseases and saving lives.

Medicaid is a necessity

My mother-in-law suffers from Alzeheimers. She was rapidly declining until she received Medicaid which pays for her daycare. Her daycare has others like her who she can talk to and spend time with instead of staying home all day. Without medicaid we believe ...

It's Medicaid for me!

My story is pretty standard. I am a single mom - my son's father does not contribute in any way - and my son has been on Medicaid since birth. I am now blessedly receiving Medicaid as well, and was able to go to a doctor for the first time since he was ...

My family needs Medicaid

Hi I am a full time student in my senior year @ TWU and a single mom. Because I am finishing my B.A in Interdiscplinary Studies (Teaching Program) I am unable to work full time to provide health insurance for my 3 beautiful children. Without Medicaid ...
—Angeline TX

It's Hard!!

I, myself am a Medicaid recipient, so I know your delima. I can't afford Medicare part B therefore Medicaid is paying the premium for me. My husband became disabled last year in Nov. and just recently got approved for his disability, so now they are ...


my daughter was having siezers at a yr old and the E.R. didnt take it seriouse but thank god her pediatrician did and gave me referalls to boston childrens but without medicaid i would be up to my eyeballs in medical bills if it wastnt for that i dont ...
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