Frank, St. Louis County

Despite serving almost ten years in the military, including two tours in Iraq, Frank and his family still can’t get the basic health care services they need to keep their family healthy. Frank’s family makes too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to get subsidies. Without this financial help, Frank and his wife continue to forgo needed medical attention, including his wife’s serious liver disease. More affordable medical care would allow Frank and his wife to spend more money on their young son. Additionally, they wouldn’t need to rely as much on social service organizations for help with basic needs, like heat in the winter, to make ends meet.