• Medicaid | The Lived Experience:

    Children

    Over 2.5 million Florida children rely on Medicaid for all of their health care services. They are entitled to a comprehensive set of benefits, including periodic well child checkups and screens, as well as coverage for any medical service that is “medically necessary” for treating the child’s condition.

  • The STORIES, Information and Issues

    Miriam | Miami, FL

    Miami, FL

    Mientras luchan contra el cáncer de mama, las deudas médicas y la pérdida de empleo relacionada con COVID, Miriam y sus hijos están agradecidos por Medicaid.

     

     

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    Miriam | Miami, FL

    Miami, FL

    While dealing with breast cancer, medical debt, and COVID- related job loss, Miriam and her children are grateful for Medicaid.

     

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    Ahmaria | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Ahmaria shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it provides the 19 year old college athlete healthcare coverage.

     

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    Aisha | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Aisha shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it benefits her son with special needs.

     

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    Joselyne | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Joselyne shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it provides treatments for her son with special needs.

     

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    Crystal | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Crystal shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it provides healthcare for her four children.

     

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    Fatima | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Fatima shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it helps her afford healthcare for her granddaughter.

     

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    Aisha | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Aisha shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it is an essential part of life for her and her three children.

     

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    Zamanta | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Zamanta shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it provides health coverage for her daughter.

     

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    Quinnessa | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Quinnessa shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it provides speech and behavioral therapies for her daughter.

     

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    Veronique | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Veronique shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it helps keep her children healthy.

     

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    Qudsia | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Qudsia shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it provides health coverage for her elderly mother and three children.

     

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    Yanni | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Yanni shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it provides treatments for her son's seizures.

     

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    Tanya | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Tanya shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it provides coverage for her three children.

     

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    Susana | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Susana shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it provides healthcare coverage for her son who was born with Vacterl Syndrome.

     

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    Vanessa | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Vanessa shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it helps her afford treatment for her and her son.

     

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    Brooke | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Brooke shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it helps provide healthcare for her newborn daughter.

     

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    Maggie | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Maggie shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it provides her children excellent healthcare.

     

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    Aiesha | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Aiesha shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how she would not be able to afford healthcare for her children without it.

     

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    Aafiyah | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Aafiyah shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how she relies on it for her daughters' healthcare.

     

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    Yamill | Miami-Dade County

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Yamill shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it helps the mother of six children afford their needed healthcare coverage.

     

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    Yordana | Miami-Dade County, FL

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Yordana shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it provides coverage to care for her son.

     

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    Michelle | Miami-Dade County, FL

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Michelle shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how losing it prior to the COVID-19 pandemic impacted her children's health.

     

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    Gina | Miami-Dade County, FL

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Gina shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it helps her son who has cerebral palsy.

     

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    Tocarra | Miami-Dade County, FL

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Tocarra shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how it helps her son who is asthmatic.

     

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    Dr. Tina Carroll-Scott | Miami-Dade County, FL

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Dr. Tina Carroll-Scott, the Medical Director for the South Miami Children's Clinic, shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida, and how her patients benefit from having this healthcare coverage.

     

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    Sharon DeBriere | Duval County, FL

    Duval County, FL

    Sharon DeBriere, a Speech Therapist with nearly 40 years of service, shares her experience with Medicaid and how it helped her clients receive critical treatment.

     

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    Victoria | Lee County, FL

    Lee County, FL

    Victoria shares her experience with Medicaid in Florida and seeking help for her autistic daughter.

     

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    Tal | Former Florida Resident

    Lee County, FL

    At age 23, Tal is a successful actress in a Netflix series thanks to the valuable lessons learned and skills acquired through Medicaid funded therapies and support she received growing up in Florida. She didn’t learn to speak until she was 4-years-old. Today, Tal proudly communicates for a living!

     

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  • Share Your Story

    Join us in our work for health justice in Florida. Let your voice be heard! Please contact us:

    • If your child was/is being helped by Medicaid. Sharing your story will help support this important program.

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    • If your child is being denied coverage for any medical treatment that your healthcare provider says is necessary. This includes treatments such as  speech therapy, prescription drugs, home health care, durable medical equipment, etc. Sharing your story is part of the solution in fixing problems for your child and others.

    Sharing your story --in your words and your voice-- is essential.

    Share Your Story | Soapboxx Video

    Share Your Story | Soapboxx Video

     

    In partnership with the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), we are using the Soapboxx video recording app to create short testimonials about how Medicaid has impacted you or a family member.

     

    Using your cell phone, tablet or computer, create a 20-90 second video about your experience with Medicaid. It's simple, easy and quick to do.

     

    Sharing your story on video will serve as a powerful advocacy tool to help educate the public, the media and policymakers in understanding how important Medicaid is for Floridians and their families.

     

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