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.
“Living with MS is hard but without Medicaid I wouldn’t be able to be a part of this wonderful community and be a voice for people like me.”
In college Becky was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), a potentially disabling neurological disease in which the immune system attacks other parts of the body. Her condition worsened to the point where a doctor encouraged her to leave school.
Despite getting her degree, Becky was forced to sign-up for disability benefits and was advised to enroll in Medicaid.
Now in her 30s Medicaid covers her medical visits and medication, as well as home-based assistance. This support allows Becky to live independently, receive the care she needs and be able to be an active part of a community supporting people living with disabilities.
“When my doctor suggested I drop out I wasn’t sure what my future would look like,” says Becky. “Living with MS is hard but without Medicaid I wouldn’t be able to be a part of this wonderful community and be a voice for people like me.”