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Medicaid Blog

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This page will have Blog posts dedicated exclusively to Medicaid.

Posted on: 2019/10/04

By: Jaclyn Allen DENVER — It is a terrible choice: either give up on work or lose the health care needed to live. For a small group of Coloradans, it is a choice that looms large as they approach the age of 65. “I really want to keep working. I enjoy it,” said Curtis Wolff, who …

Posted on: 2019/09/30

by Haven Rohnert After a decade of being a stay at home parent, when I was 19 to 29, my children’s mother and I parted ways. It was the first time I had to survive on my own, with complicated medical conditions, hundreds of miles away from close friends and family.  I got on a …

Posted on: 2019/09/11

by Kristy Arellano My name is Kristy and I am a volunteer advocate for Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition.  I am also a mother to daughter with a severe brain injury who requires 24/7 care for all her needs. When I was little we did not have healthcare insurance.  I remember going only once to the doctor …

Posted on: 2019/08/28

By Jeanie Benfield assisted by Jo Booms I value my Medicaid and realize I’d be in an institution without it. But it’s not enough to create a system to serve people with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and then let it run amok because society doesn’t value the people the system was set up to …

Posted on: 2019/08/26

by Jennifer Roberts In 1985, when I was in Kindergarten, I was hospitalized for four days. After receiving a support poster from my classmates, a special teddy bear, and lots of finger pricks, I came home with a diagnosis of asthma. From that time forward I carried an inhaler, and I used it 8 times …

Posted on: 2019/08/22

Introduction   My name is Nicole Bishop and I am a volunteer disability advocate and social worker currently employed at AllHealth network working with at risk teens and young adults experiencing first time psychotic episodes. I live independently with my family including my two-year-old son, and partner. I also am diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy …


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