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 You Fill a Community Need

A Lifeline

Silvia H. / Fort Payne, Alabama

Her story in four photos

“I try to educate families about any service that might help them.”

Silvia created Go Play Therapy, an establishment which provides access to occupational and speech therapy for children on Medicaid. She knew she was creating an opportunity for many that did not yet exist in her rural hometown.

Silvia knows the importance of access to treatment personally. Silvia turned to Medicaid when both of her children were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, which fully covered her sons’ medical bills.

Silvia incorporated her own experience and uses Go Play Therapy not only as an opportunity to help families with children on Medicaid, but also to educate other parents on the benefits of the program.

“I try to educate families about any service that might help them. Telling a parent that they can apply for a gas mileage reimbursement might help get a child to their next appointment," says Silvia. “I’ve seen parents at their wit’s end with bills, and all they needed was a push to apply for Medicaid and get the help they need.”

Video: Hear Silvia's Story in Her Own Words