John is a veteran who served our country in Iraq. Now that he is back home, he is studying aviation mechanics. Although John can get medical treatment from the VA hospitals at a reasonable cost, his wife Shannon needs health insurance coverage. Shannon works at a restaurant and volunteers with the Boy Scouts. Shannon needs medications for a lung condition that makes her susceptible to infections and pneumonia. But their family cannot afford all of the inhalers, medications, and treatment that she needs.
John also needs better coverage. He hurt his back while helping a neighbor. Since he could not make it to a VA hospital, he now has hundreds of dollars in medical bills from the ER. John, Shannon, and their two children need Medicaid expansion. If they had better coverage, their family would be better able to take care of each other.