• 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.

  • STORIES in the News!

    FHJP's STORIES Project connected Sonia and Miguel with a Miami Herald reporter, who then wrote about the need for adding a dental benefit to Medicare.

     

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  • Medicaid Expansion Stories

    Sandra

    Orlando, Florida

    In spite of her health challenges, Sandra moved to Florida in 2018 to take full-time care of her mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, and her brother, who is blind and autistic.

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    Thomas

    Orlando, Florida

    Thomas developed several ailments that went untreated due to a lack of health insurance. Affordable health care through Medicaid expansion could have prevented him from being physically unable to work.

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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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  • Long-Term Care Stories

    Therese

    Naples, Florida

    Therese has twice been erroneously terminated from her Medicaid Long-Term Care benefits. She was without an aide for over six weeks, a perilous situation for someone who requires 24-hour care.

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    Manuel

    Miami, Florida

    After three years of waiting to qualify for the home-based care that he needs and much advocacy by FHJP and various organizations, Manuel's application for home care was finally approved.

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  • Elder Health Stories

    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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    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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    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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