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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.

Caring for mother with Alzheimer's

I am very grateful to have the opportunity to share my personal family story that currently represents numerous families today. I am a 44 year old woman serving multiple roles in our family. I am first and foremost a wife and mother of two active daughters, ...

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 ...

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 ...
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