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 Coverage Saves a Life

A Lifeline

Milly D. / Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Her story in four photos

“Medicaid made me feel valuable. I was worth saving.”

Milly D. was working and studying to complete her college degree when she became pregnant. Ineligible for student-based health coverage as a fifth-year student, she turned to Medicaid.

Medicaid covered Milly throughout the pregnancy and postnatal process, and soon after the birth of her son she needed the coverage for a different reason—a doctor discovered a lump in her chest, which was revealed to be breast cancer.

Milly was covered for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer, and she made a successful recovery. Following graduation she secured a job and after 18 months on Medicaid Milly switched to private insurance, which covers her and her children.

“Everyone deserves to have a backup when a health crisis hits,” she says. “For me, Medicaid was that backup."