Medicaid program needs to be expanded - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Letters To The Editor

Medicaid program needs to be expanded

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 12:00 pm

As an individual with multiple sclerosis and an Ahwatukee Foothills-based support group leader, I know how devastating the past few years have been for some of my friends and group members. I have seen people who have had to stop using their medication when their Medicaid was cut. When confronted with feeding their families or their medication, they had been forced to choose their families. One of my medications, the one that slows down the progression of the disease, is $4,324.09 per month. If my insurance company would not pay for it anymore, I would be forced to discontinue using the medication that allows me to live a normal life. It is a horrible choice to make.

Please join me in encouraging the governor to expand the current Medicaid program. In a state that is as great as Arizona and in an area as nice to live in as Ahwatukee, we should not force our citizens to make choices like this one.

Renee Newman

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Jordan Burroughs at ASU

Olympic Gold Medalist Jordan Burroughs finishes up a days work out after a U.S. World Team tra...

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Jordan Burroughs at ASU

Olympic Gold Medalist Jordan Burroughs finishes up a days work out after a U.S. World Team tra...

Sonoran Science Academy Ahwatukee - 2014 Kinder Graduation
'Irreplaceable' Trailer

"Irreplaceable," explores the question "what is family?"

Online poll

Loading…
prev next