Joe Davis, Syracuse

I have been disabled since the year 2000 and am currently enrolled in Medicaid. However, the restrictions and limitations of the program are adversely affecting my quality of life.

Having seen psychologists for ten years, Medicaid will no longer cover the sessions. With all of my other bills to cover the necessities of life, like rent, groceries etc., there is no way I can afford to pay out of pocket. Furthermore, I am often prohibited from seeing a doctor due to the caps and restrictions in the program. So, I suffer for it. But it’s even worse for those older, such as my mother.

 

We need a healthcare system that covers everybody equally and is efficient enough to individualize the care to meet the needs of each individual patient.