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.
/ Cordova, Tennessee
April was born with sickle cell anemia, a genetic blood disorder that is deeply painful and must be managed with proper medication.
During routine treatment, she developed an infection that put her into a month-long coma where she lost both of her legs.
Medicaid covered April’s treatment and her electric wheelchair, which empowers her in her new everyday life.
“Medicaid means I don’t have to choose between food and my medications.” April says. “It lets me take care of myself and my family, as well as advocate for others with this disease.”
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