FL Low income students DO NOT qualify for "Obama Care" Unless...
Thank you for taking the time to read my petition.
My name is Omara (Omi) and I would like to address this very important issue, unfortunately, has not been addressed and I urge you to not over look this matter.
According to the state of Florida, in order to qualify for "obama care" for individuals, income must be within the range of $11,500- $45,960. Another requirement that may qualify you is, you must have a child under the age of 18 or have became pregnant. Then, I contacted Medicaid to see if I would qualify for their healthcare benefits and unfortunately I was told the same sad story.
My situation is the following, I am a full-time student I work part-time as a brand ambassador, I do a lot of demos, and promotional work to make ends meet. Due to my school schedule, I technically don't have a 9-to-5. In the event, I work on the weekends and I make very little money to try to to pay for my rent, car and food etc. I was informed today, according to "Obama care" guidelines and requirements I don't meet the requirements because I don't make at least $11,500 annually and because I do not have kids under the age of 18 nor am I my pregnant I do not qualify. In the result of, considering that I am a citizen of the United States of America, I'm a student obtaining several degrees, majoring in Business and Marketing with a minor in Horticulture and Landscaping. Furthermore, I am constantly volunteering to help clean our community etc. I am a good Samaritan, abide by the rules and stay out of trouble. Not to mention, I pay my taxes every year, therefore, I deserve some type of healthcare coverage, and I know I'm not the only one going through this. I've been shut down by all the healthcare options provided to me due to the reason listed above.
Now, what gets me is the following; I know a lot of people who have, dropped out of grade school never made it to high school have no desire to continue school or college. They sit back and collect while the rest of us sit here and work our butts off. Nevertheless, have ever held a real job. Yet, it's so easy to simply apply for "obama care" and will be expedited approval because they are having a baby they will then be granted with full healthcare, food assistance benefits for them and their unborn child.
On the other hand, A person who works and still in school will not qualify for healthcare even after paying monthly, will not have the same rights because I don't have kids yet? Well, maybe if my tuition wasn't so high and I wouldn't have to work so much to make ends meet I may have some baby making time. I've interviewed a lot of woman in south Florida, in fact more 50% do not work and or plan to continue their education or work. I Know I'm not the only person going through this economical disaster. Help me tell Obama, he needs to take care of his students in South Florida who have low income and struggle all through school to simply get an education while trying to make ends meet. This is why we're not able to meet his requirements due to low income etc... We demand a program for us students and we deserve it! We work just as hard and even harder to support our families yet it's so easy for any woman who is pregnant to instantly qualify for benefits or health care because they get pregnant with no background check or requirements other than being pregnant. They are abusing our tax money and I find it disappointing that Florida has not yet come up with a Obama care for students, we the students who work and study hard to become part of the system to help people, we don't "qualify" for "Obama Care" when will we make a stand for ourselves.
I Omara Vazquez, a citizen of this country, daughter, god mother, aunt, sister, student, worker, and nevertheless, tax payer, demand some type of explanation for why is there not a program to help the future innovators of America. I'm not asking for free healthcare I'm asking for a "Obama care for students with low income" program.
Thank you all for taking the time to read this.
May god bless you all.