Stories of Alaskans

'Medicaid gives me the freedom to get an education'

Alaska

ZamZam is a busy, energetic young mom of four children, and she also cares for her disabled mom. She’s simultaneously studying for two different types of education – her GED and to become a certified nursing assistant. She’s nearly completed her studies ...

Full Story


‘I would have gone bankrupt’ without Medicaid

AKMFOMJune

Alaska

As someone accustomed to taking care of herself, June, 63, delayed going to the doctor as long as possible. On a Friday in July 2016, she began experiencing sudden pain in her back and right side. She toughed it out until Sunday night when ...

Full Story


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 ...

Full Story


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 ...

Full Story