Health insurance coverage provides people with access to the care they need—when they need it. That’s Medicaid shares stories of people helped by Medicaid at critical points in their lives.
“I really credit Medicaid for saving my life because my mental and emotional health were so poor.”
Danielle had just launched her new house cleaning business when the COVID-19 pandemic began causing her business to struggle. She was now responsible for teaching her first-grade son at home while trying to pay her mortgage and childcare expenses.
A friend recommended she apply for Medicaid, and Danielle was soon accepted. As a recovering alcoholic and prone to depression, Danielle quickly sought mental health support.
Valuable case management support and a nurse practitioner have continued to help Danielle, and a mental health therapist has been by her side as she gets back on her feet.
“I really credit Medicaid for saving my life because my mental and emotional health were so poor,” Danielle says. “If I wouldn’t have gotten that help, I don’t know where I’d be.”