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.
When Jennifer and Jerry welcomed their daughter into the family, Medicaid gave her a healthy start.
Although she and her husband Jerry both earned modest incomes, Jennifer never thought a couple with two full-time jobs would be eligible for Medicaid.
But when she became pregnant, their income qualified her for Medicaid. Jennifer’s previous pregnancy ended in a stillbirth, and Medicaid provided her access to the trauma-informed health care services she needed.
Their daughter remained covered by Medicaid for her first two years, when Jennifer and Jerry both earned raises. The whole family is now covered by private insurance.
“As an educator, I know that you can’t take good care of your kids if you don’t take care of yourself. The mental and physical health care we received while covered by Medicaid ensured our baby had a healthy start in life.”