North Miami, FL
After relocating to Miami with the hopes of providing a better life for his family, Hipolito's dream soon turned into a nightmare when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the economy. He is now struggling to make ends meet and worries about not having healthcare for his family.
A single father with serious health problems loses his Medicaid when his daughter turns 18. He loses his ability to work because he must quarantine to save his life. Florida’s limited Medicaid program means he’s unable to see doctors, get life-saving medications or surgery. Where can he turn in the time of COVID-19?
While Kirk had insurance, he felt a sense of confidence and well-being as he was able to take care of his health care needs. But 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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