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 Access to Care Allows You to Care for Your Family
/ Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Her story in four photos
“Expanding Medicaid eligibility is a game changer. It will provide such relief for me, my family, and many others.”
Sarah’s youngest son started experiencing seizures at five years old and continues to experience one to five seizures daily. Sarah had to quit her full-time job to take care of him, leaving her uninsured.
She took a part-time job at a dental office and was building a small business, but her modest income made her ineligible for Medicaid.
In November 2022, South Dakota voters passed Medicaid expansion. Sarah looks forward to July, when she will be eligible to enroll. She says now she won't have to decide between going to the doctor and taking care of her family.
"I'm so thankful and proud of South Dakota,” Sarah says. “Expanding Medicaid eligibility is a game changer. It will provide such relief for me, my family, and many others.”