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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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  • It’s comforting to know, at least for now, I can get the medication I need to keep going and get back to work.

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  • Nazlah J. Cuyahoga

    The only way to advance is to keep going to school, but in the meantime I don’t have health care.

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  • Carl Engelhart Cuyahoga

    I was staying two weeks ahead of homelessness and couldn’t get a job.

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  • Joanna W. Cuyahoga

    Thank God they were able to diagnose my problem…I was able to get back to my activities and my life.

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  • Gayle Catinella Mahoning

    If we would just support Medicaid Expansion my Tim, and all of the Tims out there — good, hardworking, tax-paying disabled adults — would get the services they need.

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  • Kyle Clermont

    Patti says, “[If Medicaid had been expanded] he’d still be here. There is no question. A life would have been saved.”

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