Medicaid has made a huge positive impact on my life. For the first time I can go to doctors and receive high quality care, instead of avoiding it because of the high deductible ACA plan I was on before. I can now get psychotherapy with enough frequency and duration that it is beginning to help me cope better with the stresses of being disabled. I don't have to worry as much about money, before I was paying a monthly premium and my annual deductible which was a huge financial burden. I never spent money on new clothes or going out to eat. I don't do it much now, but at least once in a while I can, and I don't feel like I am putting myself in a bind. I love the quality of healthcare I now receive at an integrated healthcare clinic where they treat me like a person that matters. It lifts my spirits and I feel more like taking care of myself because they encourage me to. It's hard to put into words what it has done for me. In a way it has allowed me to feel human again. As for work, it allows me to keep working at the lesser levels I am able to because I don't have to come up with a huge premium payment every month or get financially destroyed by the deductible every year. I have been able to delay applying for SSDI because of this.