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 to provide him with health insurance. A full-time job, plus being a single parent, means that finishing my Ph.D. -- and a having a chance at a better life for myself and my son -- would not be within reach. For my family, having access to Medicaid is a temporary, intermediate step that is critical in my pursuit of economic self-sufficiency.