My brother is considered the working poor , and the main source of income . People like him that suffer an injury , are a step away from being homeless . In the last two weeks I have been helping with phone calls and trying to navigate the Medicaid system on his behalf . I am left speechless at how broken the system truly is for those in need . The good news is, he will receive his surgery tomorrow morning , but because of the long period of wait time he might have permanent nerve nerve damage . With the recovering time , which could be up to 8 weeks , he will have a very difficult time paying rent and utilities . Please keep my brother Bill Berry in your thoughts and prayers . Thank you in advance .