Stories from Alaska


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She cried ‘tears of joy’ for her son

Alaska

Very few people live 24/7 in the world of Medicaid. Becky, 35, is one of them. As a medical social worker at an outpatient clinic, each day she helps her clients apply for Medicaid and other community health services. At home ...

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MFOMJackie

A daughter’s love and Medicaid

Alaska

There’s not much Jackie wouldn’t do for her mom Irene. When Irene’s chronic illnesses became worse and she couldn’t afford the growing medical bills, Jackie jumped in to help ...

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Medicaid gives my son the care he needs

Alaska

I am a single mom to a wonderful little boy who has special health needs and has been to his fair share of doctor visits, plus a hospital stay. For most of his life he has had Medicaid coverage, even when I didn’t have health insurance myself ...

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MFOM_Samantha

After painful memories, she is back on track

Alaska

When Samantha’s marriage ended, the 38-year-old not only lost the assets she shared with her husband, but the medical coverage she received through his benefits ...

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Medicaid was a gift to our family

Alaska

Alaska  NICU baby

When my son was born, he was 10 weeks early and needed immediate delivery to survive. It was 23 years ago and he developed some severe complications. He was very tiny and was in the neonatal intensive care unit for three months ...

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A second chance at life

MFOM_Drew

Alaska

When Drew signed up for health insurance a few years ago through the Affordable Care Act, it was the first time the 58-year-old had coverage since he was a kid. “Signing up is what made me start taking care of myself,” he said, still recovering from many years battling drug use and dependency ...

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