Miami Gardens, FL
When her youngest child turned 18, Allison lost her Medicaid, and, like many low-wage Florida workers, she does not receive insurance from her employer.
Since losing Medicaid, she relies on community clinics for basic primary care, and she is grateful for their help. But she worries about the future, and the possibility of getting cancer, or being in an accident, or needing to see a specialist, all services requiring health insurance. “It just stinks, to say the least,” Allison says, “I feel the Florida Legislature doesn’t care because they have health insurance.” If Florida were to expand Medicaid eligibility, Allison would have the coverage she needs, and the ability to take care of herself and her son.
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