What Medicaid Means to Jose and his family
When Jose lost his eyesight, he also lost his job. A year later he lost his left leg, making it even more difficult to provide for his two children. Despite all of this, he was determined not to "ask" for anything. He learned how to make pens out of wood at classes offered at The Blind Center. But it was still not enough revenue to support his family's needs.
Concerned for his children's health, Jose worked with Comunidades Unidas to obtain health insurance for his children through Medicaid. Knowing his children's health was taken care of has provided Jose with greater peace of mind as he continues to work to provide for them...
Scary Decisions: My Child's Health or Making Ends Meet
When Cristina moved from Illinois to Utah she lost healthcare coverage for her eldest daughter who was born in Mexico. Illinois is just one in six states that has health coverage for all kids.
Sofia is a vibrant high school student who has vision and skin issues that requires expensive medications and doctors visits putting financial strain on their family. When Sofia is sick Cristina must carefully decide whether or not to take her in...
Fearing for your children's health after job loss: Angela's Story
When Angela gave birth to her last child, she suffered several complications that turned into an infection that left her bed bound for three months at which time she was forced to leave her job. This resulted in losing health insurance for her children. Further more, her husband had to leave his work to care for her and their children.
During this difficult time, Angela feared for her children's health and hoped that none of them would get sick as there was no way they could afford medical care. After applying and receiving Medicaid for her children, Angela was able to take her kids to get regular check-ups and immunizations. When her husband returned to work, they were able to keep the children enrolled in CHIP so that their kids could be ensured while they got back on their feet...