• Florida Health Justice STORIES

    Over 400,000 low-income Floridians have no pathway to affordable health coverage because our state has not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

     

    The people who serve our communities every day--waitresses, home health aides, construction workers--go without the health care they need while our tax dollars to cover them sit in Washington D.C.

     

    Your stories have the power to change that.

  • Medicaid Expansion Stories

    Allison

    Miami Gardens, Florida

    When her youngest child turned 18, Alison lost her Medicaid, and, like many low-wage Florida workers, she does not receive insurance from her employer.

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    Mika

    Homestead, Florida

    Mika was injured in a car accident and had to stop working. Without income, Mika did not qualify for a health care marketplace subsidy, making health insurance unaffordable.

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    Rebecca

    Miami, Florida

    Rebecca lost her health insurance when she was laid off from her technical support job. Now working part-time, she doesn't make enough to qualify for a marketplace subsidy.

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    Nelson

    Miami, Florida

    Nelson can't get the brand-name medications he needs. Without Medicaid, he can only get generic medications that are far less effective at managing his symptoms.

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    Kirk

    Miami, Florida

    Kirk’s income as a part-time meatpacker and stocker at a local grocery store dropped to $500 a month, making him ineligible for a health care marketplace subsidy.

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  • Elder Health Stories

    Antonia

    Miami, Florida

    When Antonia goes to the dentist for the maintenance care that she needs, she is turned away. It is always the same response: “Your insurance does not cover dental care.”

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    José

    Miami, Florida

    Like many seniors, José relies on Medicare, which does not cover his medically necessary dental services. Without these services, José is concerned that his overall health is at risk.

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    Ingrid

    Miami, Florida

    Ingrid needs two implants that would cost six to seven thousand dollars. That financial burden is not feasible for Ingrid, who lives on a fixed income and relies on Medicare.

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    Miguel and Sonia

    Miami, Florida

    Their urgent need for dental care has meant that they have had to travel to Sonia’s native country of the Dominican Republic in order to receive the care they required.

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    Eustiquieano

    Miami, Florida

    At 82 years old, almost all of Eustiqueano’s teeth are in need of treatment, making it difficult for him to chew. His Medicare HMO only covers one cleaning a year with a co-pay.

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