That’s Medicaid
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 a Health Crisis Changes Everything

A Lifeline

Noah R. / Bethesda, Maryland

His story in four photos

“Knowing I am prepared in case anything happens has brought me real peace of mind.”

When Noah began a prestigious fellowship in 2019 teaching English in Colombia, the program provided him with health insurance.

Noah’s fellowship was abruptly cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, so he returned to live with his parents in the United States, without a job or health insurance.

Noah was able to quickly sign up for the Medicaid program, bringing him a great sense of relief during a difficult time.

“Medicaid takes a huge weight off my shoulders, especially with the ongoing health crisis,” Noah says. “If something were to happen now, I know I’m not going to financially damage my family.”

Video: Hear Noah's Story in His Own Words