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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 ...

Son on dialysis

My 32 year old son has been on dialysis since he was nineteen years old. If it were not for Medicaid, many if not most, dialysis patients in this country would die.

My son is a very important part of our family. Even though he can not hold down a job, ...


Medicaid is so important

Please do not cut Medicaid funding. My mother, a retired teacher, is dependent on

Medicaid for her healthcare. Without it's protection, she would not seek / receive necessary care. As a mother to 8 children, a grandmother to 9 children, and a faithful ...


Keep our home, or pay for health insurance?

When my husband and I began having kids in 1995, his health insurance coverage for our family through IBM, his employer, was only about $60 a month for us; IBM paid the rest. Family coverage included 2 or more kids, all at the same rate. We went on to ...

Where has our money really gone??

In my family, there are three children who have had serious auto-immune diseases. Two of them have had to rely on Social Security Disability benefits and Medicare/Medicaid because they were completely unable to work and care for themselves.

Fortunately, ...


Medicaid is vital to people with disabilities

I have a 15-year-old son with autism who will need Medicaid assistance when he becomes an adult. Please don't make these deep cuts now, just as my son and our friends' children with autism are reaching adulthood. This would be devastating.

Mom's Medical Bills

My mother needed help in her final year of life and My sister helped her as much as she could but needed to work. We got excellent nursing help for Medicare and Medicade in her final months of life. Please leave the Medicare progam as is and try to ...

On the street!

That's where I'd be if it wasn't for Medicaid!

First I ran out of COBRA, then I ran out of my savings, then I sold my home & moved in with my daughter. I am 75 years old, with insulin dependent diabeties - living on $800 a month.

Without Medicare & ...



Lynne is the 50-year old daughter of a friend of mine. Lynne has muscular dystrophy, which worsens over time. Lynne receives essential care through a program funded by Medicaid. I don't know what would happen to Lynne without this care.

We cannot ...


life story

I am grateful for any public assistance I receive. When I was diagnosed with ms in 2001, I immediate became blacklisted from private insurance. when private insurance ran out, I stopped taking meds (bad idea for now I'm a cripple stuck in a wheelchair ...



Mama Mia!

My Mother's name is Mia. She recently moved to our town in order to help take care of our 2-year-old daughter, Lotte (and soon, our second baby will be here too!!!). My mom helps us in a million ways. She gives me time to work, she helps with the dishes ...

So Many People Are Not Thinking

The Republicans in Congress seem bent on disassembling quality of life for the American middle class. I have an elderly parent. My husband and I are also trying to save for retirement while funding a college savings plan for our two young children. ...

My Daughter

My six year old daughter is autistic. She was diagnosed when she was four. If we had not had medicaid for her she would not have been able to get that diagnosis and we would have no idea what was wrong with her. she would not have been able to get the ...
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