Looking to save money wherever they could, George and his wife participated in Northwest Indiana Community Action (NWICA)'s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site for the first time last year.
Rylin and David Rodgers were shocked at how quickly medical debt changed their lives. They had college educations, good jobs with health insurance, and comfortable savings before their children were born. Unaccustomed to asking for help, Rylin once went three days without eating as she sat by her son’s hospital bed.
You might be surprised how much Medicaid matters to me. My parents have health insurance for our family through their jobs, but it is not enough to cover the cost and needs that come with Mitochondrial Disease. Without Medicaid, I wouldn't have my blog...
Indicators of poverty in Indiana
Percentage of people living in poverty
Percentage of low-income people (200% of poverty or below)