- Faith & Family
Kimberly Sampson, 40
Liberty City, house wife
Well, my children are covered by the health insurance offered by the Department of Children and Families. I don’t have any health insurance. But I’m actually more worried about not having burial insurance. Without burial insurance today, you can’t have a proper funeral.
Mack Loud, 68
Liberty City, retired Miami-Dade Transit worker
Yes because it came with my retirement package from Miami-Dade Transit and I needed it. I have health problems including having high blood pressure.
Nakia Bowling, 37
Miami, event planner
Yes because it’s offered through my job. But before I began working for them, I didn’t have any health insurance because it was too costly. Instead I only went to the doctor for emergency care, not for preventive services. Or I would seek out low cost care providers like Planned Parenthood.
Kathlene Hepburn-Okehi, 69
Brownsville, health and wellness coach
I have Medicare because of my age and I’m so glad that I do have it because that’s the only health insurance that I have. I hope Congress doesn’t mess with the budget for Medicare and force them to cut services for preventive and ordinary care.
Alicia Agard, 30s
Atlanta, office manager
Yes, I have health insurance because I have children and I need to make sure that I am healthy enough to take care of them. Plus, the children needed health insurance so I had to make sure they were covered too.
Brian Brown, 34
Miami Gardens, marketing consultant
No, I don’t have health insurance. I just founded my own company, Monsoon Marketing Consulting Group, which helps with branding, public relations and graphic design for small and medium businesses. So most of our profits are funneled right back into the business for operating expenses.