Mishel

Author

Mishel

placeholder

Eryka

Location: Wake Forest, NC
Career in early childhood: 2 years

Like most parents, Eryka puts her children first. As a single mom of young children, she plans her budget very carefully each week. After rent, food, electricity, and gas to get to work, buying private health insurance is far out of reach for her...
More

placeholder

Meranda

Location: Wake Forest, NC
Career in early childhood: 6 years

Meranda is 23 and loves her work teaching toddlers. She enrolled in early college in high school in order to get her early childhood degree and get to work sooner. She has been uninsured for over a year...
More

placeholder

L.H.

Location: Garner (Johnston County), NC
Career in early childhood: 7 years

L.H. has worked with infants in early childhood education for seven years. She works full time and is a mother of two young children. She hasn’t had health insurance in years...
More

placeholder

Renessa

Location: Lumberton, NC

Renessa is mom of three who works full-time in early child education in Robeson county. She is currently enrolled at Fayetteville Tech, where she is studying early childhood education. She has three young children. She worries about getting sick...
More

placeholder

Anetra

Location: Lumberton, NC
Career in early childhood: 6 years

Anetra has a BA in English and minor in American Indian Studies. She loves working in early childhood because she feels that she can have the greatest impact working with young children. “Research has shown that by the time a child reaches three, they learn as much vocabulary as they are going to learn in a lifetime.” Without insurance, Anetra is unable to...
More

placeholder

Keoshia

Location: Goldsboro, NC

Keoshia works in early education at Trinity Daycare Center in Goldsboro, NC. She is a single woman with no children and is currently uninsured. She recalls that the last time she had insurance was when...
More

placeholder

Cassandra

Location: Clayton, NC

Cassandra is the owner of two five-star childcare facilities located in Johnston and Wake Counties. Prior to entering into the childcare field, she worked in corporate America and sees how the lack of access to health insurance impacts teachers and children...
More

placeholder

Shanitha

Location: Goldsboro, NC

Shanitha has worked at Trinity Day Care in Goldsboro, NC for five years taking care of infants. She has three children of her own, all of whom receive Medicaid. Thanks to the coverage, one of her children can receive treatment for...
More

placeholder

Carmon

Location: Clayton, NC

Carmon works as a lead teacher at Little Believer’s Academy in Clayton, NC. She currently has Medicaid but expects to no longer qualify for it when she recertifies in February 2019. Before becoming insured...
More