The following is a submission or profile of an affected community member as part of the Your Soapbox feature, which explores the experiences of people in North Carolina through their own words.
Why are we cutting funding to people who need it the most???
I’m medically retired (3-1/2 years).
I’m lucky that I have Medicare and the State Health Plan.
December 31, 2010 – I lost my insurance coverage under COBRA. I went for a year without insurance coverage. I didn’t qualify for Medicaid since I had over $2500.00 in the State Retirement system.
I had to fight tooth and nail to get help. Every way I went was a dead end. I was finally able to get help through Pender County for medical and meds.
It is a crying shame the way the poor and elderly are being treated; it’s like the legislature wants them to die.