While policy wonks and budgetary statisticians have the ears of policymakers when it comes time for them to make decisions, consumer experiences cannot be underestimated. It is the real life stories that matter. They matter because they bring substance, detail, and urgency to policies.
Right now, it’s more important than ever to come forward and share your experiences.
By telling us your story, you help speak for people who may be facing issues just like yours. You have the opportunity to help change the future for hardworking Floridians.
How does it work?
Submit your story using the form below. After you submit your story, a member of our staff may contact you to learn more about your situation and to ensure that we understand your story in detail.
Florida Voices for Health, a member of Medicaid Matters Florida, will match participants with opportunities to share their stories publicly. Opportunities may include: requests from the media, policymakers, and advocates; use in our online efforts; and use in our policy briefs.
We will always ask your permission before we release any contact information or highlight your story, and you can always opt out of any opportunity.
By submitting your story you agree to our consent and release guidelines.
Not sure what to write?
It's not always easy to write down personal accounts of deeply personal experiences. Here are some questions to help guide you.
How long were you uninsured?
Did you delay medical care, rely on charity care/clinics or the ER?
Do you or they have unpaid medical bills as a result? Did you/they have to make other lifestyle changes to help cover the cost of medical care?
What type of coverage did you receive? (Medicaid/CHIP/ACA)
Did you or a family member have a chronic health condition or health needs? How are you or someone else impacted? (Does this require routine doctor’s visits, expensive medications, etc.)
What do you feel are the benefits of receiving health coverage?