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 Work Is Not Enough

A Lifeline

Espri B. / Paoli, Indiana

Her story in four photos

“It was crucial we had access to Medicaid to care for the twins.”

Espri and her husband are farmers in central Indiana. As a self-employed couple they could not afford their deductible, and were forced to go without insurance for a year.

They enrolled in the Healthy Indiana Plan, which helped Espri through her pregnancy with twins. “It was crucial that we had access to Medicaid to care for [them],” Espri says.

The twins are asthmatic and have had health scares, so the family’s Medicaid coverage, which provides access to wellness exams and emergency services, is critical.

“We’re proud of the work we do, but we couldn’t afford private insurance on our own,” Espri says. “Medicaid gives us the full range of services we need to keep working.”

Video: Hear Espri's Story in Her Own Words