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.
“[Medicaid] really helps people with developmental disabilities who do not work full time.”
Nicole has autism, anxiety, and a number of other health challenges, and joined Maryland’s Medicaid buy-in program for needed dental care.
The Medicaid buy-in program allows working individuals with disabilities whose personal finances exceed the limits for traditional coverage to purchase insurance. “It really helps people with developmental disabilities who do not work full time,” she says.
As a result of her experiences, Nicole spends time and energy advocating for those with disabilities.
“Being disabled is expensive,” she says. “Medicaid is a lifeline.”