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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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  • Mary Franklin

    Mary has gone from depending on her family and the emergency room for her health care needs, to being able to depend on Molina Healthcare and the care management team. 

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  • Hazel Connelly Cuyahoga

    The dentist said something I won’t forget, “We’re going to give you a whole new smile.”

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  • Kara Gawelek Cuyahoga

    Medicaid expansion allowed my mother- a hard-working widow who raised two young daughters on her own- to finally see a doctor.

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  • Tahira Wilson Cuyahoga

    Receiving a health card within one month allowed my client to remain stable while learning appropriate ways to cope with being a newly diagnosed schizophrenic.

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