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 Care Empowers You

A Lifeline

April W. / Cordova, Tennessee

Her story in four photos

“Medicaid lets me take care of myself, my family, and advocate for others with this disease.”

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.”

Video: Hear April's Story in Her Own Words