This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. I received my first valentine of the year from Medicaid Long Term Care, bolstering my theory that they view me as a lonely disabled lady waiting for romantic validation from her insurance company…. Oh well. At least I can say I’m in a “long term relationship”!
Happy Valentine’s Day all!
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Image is a stick figure in a wheelchair lying on its face. A thought bubble reads: “Love hurts.” Caption above reads, “This Valentine’s Day, I wish I had the range of motion to be head over heels for you.”
Caption above reads, “Cupid with CP blamed his poor motor skills for a series of Valentine’s Day mishaps.”
Image shows a heart bearing the message “U R THE APPLE OF MY SSI.” Nearby a stick figure in a wheelchair has a thought bubble, reading, “Aw, you shouldn’t have!” Caption above reads, “The valentine from Social Security was full of genuine love and care.”
Image shows a bubble containing the words “SSI Resource Limit= $2000.” Beside it is a heart containing the words “Our love= infinity.” Caption above reads, “Hey Valentine. My love for you is over the resource limit.”
Image shows a stick figure in a wheelchair holding a Medicaid card. Nearby is another stick figure in a wheelchair with a bow on its head, also holding a Medicaid card. Between them, a bubble contains the phrase “BFFs.” A thought bubble above the head of the figure with the bow reads, “I told my mom that ‘friends with benefits’ was a purely platonic term!” Caption above reads, “Despite the gossip suggesting otherwise, they were ‘just friends’ after all.”
*Author’s Note: For those who don’t know, SSI is Supplemental Security Income, a monthly benefit check for qualifying people with disabilities.
UPDATE: Another valentine was discovered in my mailbox!
Image shows a valentine bearing the following message: “Hey Valentine! I hear you’re cheating on me with a part time job. If you really loved me, you’d listen when I say that disabled people are not employable. End your little fling, or we are so over. Love, Medicaid” Beside the message is a heart containing the words “Be Mine (and only mine)”. Below the note is a disheartened wheelchair using stick figure shouting, “We can work this out! I swear!” The caption above says, “Once the truth about the affair surfaced, things were really on the rocks.”