Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

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We participate in many federal programs, yet we are discriminated against in many others, like Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Medicaid. This discrimination causes those in need to leave the Virgin Islands and relocate to the United States in order to be eligible for coverage. The unrealistic cap place on Medicaid in the Virgin Islands has created an unsustainable strain upon the general fund and health care services in the Territory.

My intention is to move for the Virgin Islands to receive the same treatment as the states in these two programs. Specifically lifting the cap on Medicaid, and moving towards total inclusion of the SSI program. “After all we are loyal Americans.”