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 Need to Get an Education

A Lifeline

Chrystal S. / Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Her story in four photos

“Medicaid was really beneficial for me … I didn’t have to worry about my school expenses.”

Medicaid was Chrystal’s only option for health coverage when she was a full-time student in Milwaukee, but she was almost denied it when her scholarships and education grants were counted as income.

Without Medicaid Chrystal would have been unable to afford the inhaler she needed to protect her from asthma attacks and medical appointments for her general well-being.

Now a college graduate with a job that provides benefits, Chrystal is no longer on Medicaid and believes the program was a great help to her when she needed it.

“I knew I couldn’t get coverage on my own when I was a student,” Chrystal says. “Medicaid was really beneficial for me because I knew that I would have medical coverage and that I didn’t have to worry about it interfering with my school expenses.”