Stories from Oregon


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Medicaid and cataract surgery opened up her world again

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It’s hard to put a price on your eyesight, but to Robin, 67, it’s the best gift she’s ever received. Thanks to Medicaid, she was able to get cataract surgery on both eyes and was no longer at risk of losing her vision ...

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Medicaid is David’s lifeline after a stroke

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David has a lot to live for. At age 69, he has six adult children, 20 grandkids and 11 great-grandkids. He also has his beloved martial arts that he began practicing in his 20s and still continues today ...

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Nancy gets help for chronic pain thanks to Medicaid

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When Nancy fell 40 feet down a flight of stairs at work nearly two decades ago, she was thankful for her health insurance. That coverage helped pay for her many surgeries and long recovery ...

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Medicaid gave me new hope, new tools for diabetes

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When Tress was unemployed and looking for work, she worried about how to find a job and make ends meet. One thing she didn’t have to worry about was her health care ...

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Kate never expected to be on Medicaid

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Kate, a 43-year-old mother of two, is grateful for Medicaid coverage during a difficult time in her life. With a master’s in art administration from the Sorbonne in Paris, she lived in France for many years, where health care is inexpensive and available to everyone. When she moved to Portland, Oregon, for a job in the art world ...

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Medicaid is a life saver for us

Oregon

My husband has been ill for years, and no one seems to know what's wrong. We suspect Parkinson's disease, but the road to diagnosis is long. We've been waiting for disability for over a year, and have at least another six months to go ...

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After a devastating stroke, he wanted independence

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One spring day in 2012, Harold was heading to the grocery store when he says “everything went black.” He passed out and lay on the sidewalk until an elderly couple found him. He was taken to a Portland hospital and learned he’d had a major stroke ...

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