• Florida Health Justice STORIES

    Florida has profound health justice issues: failure to expand Medicaid; lack of long term care resources; barriers to care for immigrants and elderly. The public, media, and decision makers need to see and hear personal STORIES of how these issues impact individuals, their families and their health care providers.

  • Adriana | Orange County, FL

    Medicaid Expansion

     

    Adriana | Orange County, FL

    As her income fluctuates, so does her eligibility for Medicaid. Adriana had an abnormal mammogram, but without health coverage, she cannot afford follow-up care.

    Genetta | Miami Gardens, FL

    Medicaid Expansion

     

    Genetta | Miami Gardens, FL

    Genetta suffers from severe arthritis. Yet with no insurance, her painful condition is untreated.

    Nelson | Miami, FL

    Medicaid Expansion

     

    Nelson | Miami, FL

    Nelson, who cannot afford the medications needed to manage his lifelong severe mental illness, is at risk of returning to prison.

  • The STORIES

    Darren | Miami, FL

    Medicaid Expansion

     

    Darren | Miami, FL

    Darren has worked in unskilled labor positions for most of his life but because of his physical problems, he can no longer return to those jobs.

     

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    Antonia | Miami, FL

    Elder Health

     

    Antonia | Miami, FL

    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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    Diwantie | Jacksonville, FL

    Long-Term Care

     

    Diwantie | Jacksonville, FL

    When her 87-year-old mother, Mankuar, fractured her back, it fell upon her daughter Diwantie to pick up the pieces, becoming her mother’s voice and caretaker through the travails of hospital and rehabilitation center visits.

     

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    Mark | South Florida

    Immigrant Health

     

    Mark | South FL

    “I have been an educator for over 13 years, and I know the important role that education has in the lives of immigrant families and their children. When they are healthy, children can be in the classroom, and that is where great things can happen!”

     

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    Michael | Orlando, FL

    Floridians Impacted By COVID-19

     

    Michael | Orlando, FL

    Before Covid-19 hit Central Florida, Michael Smith scraped together a living running his own small business. He doesn’t have health insurance but has medical needs, including asthma he manages on his own.

     

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    Contact us if you or a family member need health care and are:

    • Struggling with injury or illness, including mental illness.
    • A low-income worker.
    • A parent of a minor child.
    • Struggling with injury or illness, including mental illness.
    • A frail and disabled senior struggling to remain at home.

    Sharing your story --in your words and your voice-- is part of the solution. Together we'll make the case that it's time for everyone to have affordable health care.

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