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 the Dominoes Fall

A Lifeline

Laura C. / Golden, Colorado

Her story in four photos

“One thing happens, and then it snowballs. If it weren’t for Colorado’s Medicaid program, our health—our family—would have fallen apart.”

Laura to get pregnant

Colorado small business owners Laura and Jed never thought they would need Medicaid. They also thought it was medically impossible for Laura to get pregnant, until she did.

Unexpected high-risk pregnancy

Uninsured and faced with an unexpected and high-risk pregnancy, Laura signed up for Colorado’s Medicaid program. The program was a lifesaver when her newborn son needed emergency abdominal surgery after birth.

Unexpected high-risk pregnancy
Laura and Jed

Laura and Jed worked hard to care for their son and keep the family afloat, but a serious car accident left Jed permanently disabled. Without Medicaid, Laura says he wouldn’t have made it out of the hospital.

Medicaid coverage

Today, their son is in school and on some days, Jed is well enough to take short walks. They credit Medicaid coverage and Laura’s caregiving as true heroes in their health care journey.

Medicaid coverage