Oregon's Medicaid Lottery: A Participant's View

Kaiser Health News staff writer Jordan Rau, working in collaboration with The Washington Post, reports: "After winning the lottery, Mary Carson, 55, was accepted into the Oregon Health Plan, the state's Medicaid program, in 2011. She and her partner live with her three children. They earn about $1,000 a month by making and selling replicas of historic battle knives used in the Civil War and the two World Wars, doing odd jobs and providing respite care for people with cancer. Her comments on a popular blog about some of her own experiences on Medicaid have garnered some attention" (Rau, 5/10). Read the interview.

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