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My daughter Olga

I am a single mother of two children. My son Leo is eight years old, and my daughter Olga is 5 months old. She was born under difficult circumstances. I was planning a home birth, but had to undergo an emergency C-section. I did not have enough money ...
—ElenaWA

Raising Zoe

We adopted our beautiful daughter, Zoe, at birth. She filled our lives with love. At the age of two and a half, Zoe was diagnosed with developmental delays, and later with ADHD, Tourette syndrome, and sensory integration disorder. Thankfully, we were ...
—cathyNY

Medicaid helps my grandchild

My grandchild was born with an overly fast heartbeat (tachycardia). Had my daughter not had medicaid, we could not have corrected this condition, and instead of outgrowing this defect with the help of appropriate medication, my granddaughter would have ...
—VirginiaHI

WHY MEDICAL IS IMPORTANT

I AM A SINGLE MOTHER OF 4 CHILDREN. TWO OF MY CHILDREN ARE SPECIAL NEED: ADHD, SPEECH DELAY AND MENTAL HEALTH. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THEY ARE HELP THROUGH OUT THEIR EARLY YEARS AS THEY BECOME ADULTS. I WAS NOT ABLE TO PROVIDED A RESPONSIBLE HEATH CARE ...
—AliCA

Could be my Family

As of right now no one in my family is in need, but I know other families that are in need and only pray they can continue to receive the medical services they require. I also would pray that in any case someone in my family did need these services the ...
—ScherinaOK

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My son has been a recipient of Medicaid. He suffers from seizures and food allergies. My husband is currently in graduate school to become a Physical Therapist and I'm a stay at home mom. Because of Medicaid, we have been able to get my son the help that ...
—KamilleAZ

Thank you Medicaid for saving my life

At a time when I thought I had hit rock bottom it was Medicaid that stood as my beacon of light. I was diagnosed with Lupus and didn't know what to do. Never being sick before i had no clue on how much medicine would cost. I would soon find out the cost ...
—BernettaMO

Vivian's Story.

When I was pregnant at 26 weeks, we found out our daughter Vivian had suffered what was most likely a stroke in-utero and over subsequent weeks we watched as the damage to her brain got worse. No one knew what she would be like when she was born, if she ...
—ElizabethTX

Daniel

I had undiagnosed pregnancy complication when Daniel was born. He was in the NICU for 90 days . He went home with feeding tubes and many medications and was on seizure precautions. I had insurance. I am on of the lucky ones. Daniel lived and we did not ...
—Ingrid leMat

Dean's Story

Dean was born through an emergency C-Section. I didn't have insurance but I had saved up enough money to have a home birth with a midwife and if needed a normal birth in a hospital. After more than 2 days of labour Dean's heartbeat started to get erratic ...
—AsyaIL

Medicaid gives my family a chance at a better life

I returned to school to pursue a graduate degree, and am in the process of finishing my Ph.D. I am the single parent of a toddler. If I could not be assured that my son's health care needs were covered by Medicaid, I would have to work full-time in order ...
—BelkisNY

autism

My son has autism. He will be 12 on Saturday and he is good at reading, spelling and math. He was first diagnosed and entered the special education system at the age of about 9 months. He received special education, occupational therapy, and physical ...
—LaurelMN

Mentally Disabled daughter

I have an adult daughter who I worry will end up homeless and without services. Please keep services for all.
—LindaWA

Isaac

My grandson Isaac was born with hydranencepholy. The frontal lobe of his brain did not develop during pregnancy. Medicaid is the only insurance that will cover him. Without Medicaid, he would die. He has received great care and is doing better than ...
—KarenNC

My Grandson born 1lb 6 oz

I can't tell you how much I was thankful that medicare was there for my grandson. He was extremely under weight born 5 months early. Without the hospital and this financing . Why is it that all other nations have coverage for all of their citizens? Are ...
—MarleneCA

Moms Without Insurance

I raised my two daughters on my own, receiving no child support or rather, a support check that bounced most of the time. Once, when my daughter was very ill, the doctors nurse would not allow me to see the doctor.

Thankfully, I had a compassionate M.D. ...

—PhyllisMO

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Without Medicaid I don't know what I would do. I take about 10 medicines that would be impossible for me to get without Medicaid. I have acid reflux, chronic pain, bi-polar, and sleep issues that I need medicine for.
—SarahNC

Disabled and on Medicaid

It doesn't feel great to talk about this sometimes, because I'd like to be an in-charge progressive activist and not think about my disability or how I've been discriminated against. I was born with cerebral palsy and Medicaid(AHCCCS here) helps pay my ...
—ErikaAZ

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When my daughter Rhyn was 10 months old, she became very ill with RSV. She stopped eating, became dehydrated, and had trouble breathing. Because she was covered by Arizona's Medicaid program, we were able to admit her to the hospital for a few days ...
—BrenaeAZ

Mom

I have an elderly mom who is being helped through these programs. I believe the wealth and the goodness of a nation is determined by how we treat our least fortunate members.
—SusanSD
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