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.
/ San Diego, California
Bridget was 17 when she noticed her ankles were swollen, leading to a 20-year odyssey managing kidney disease.
After two failed kidney transplants, she had to leave a career she loved to move home with her parents and get the support she desperately needed.
To stay alive, Bridget receives dialysis for four hours a day, three times each week, at a clinic near her home. She is covered by Medicare and Medicaid.
“I was determined to have a regular life—and hope someday I still can. For now, I am so grateful to have access to the dialysis—we call it ‘life-alysis’—I need to stay alive.”
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