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  • The City Mission Cuyahoga

    They [our clients] are able to better parent, they’re able to maintain employment, and that’s really our goal – to help our clients to move to a place of self-sufficiency

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  • “I wouldn’t be able to help people as I do without my own medical treatment, my own healthcare, and without Medicaid.”

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  • Charles McClinon Hamilton

    “I was ecstatic, I was relieved … and I went and called my family and said ‘I finally have got coverage. I don’t have to worry about whether I’ll have coverage for my medicine and for my care’.”

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  • Pamela Harris Licking

    I am living proof that Medicaid makes it possible for people to work and for families to stay together.

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  • Ben Ertel Hamilton

    I come from a very fortunate family; I can’t imagine what a less fortunate individual would go through without Medicaid, possibly never getting the chance at recovery.

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