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.
/ Russellville, Arkansas
Estie was born with congenital myopathy, a muscle disorder, and adopted shortly thereafter. When her lungs collapsed at three months old, Medicaid covered the extensive care she needed to survive.
“The doctors thought I wouldn’t live very long,” Estie says. “They told my family that I would have no quality of life and they should let me go.”
Estie recently graduated from high school and now works at a nonprofit organization that advocates for disability services.
“I hope to be a public speaker someday and help others with disabilities,” Estie says. “Medicaid allows me to stay at home with my family and pursue my dreams.”
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