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.
/ Mason City, Iowa
Alecia was born with Down Syndrome, a lifelong condition that comes with physical and developmental challenges.
Iowa’s Medicaid coverage empowers Alecia to live independently, including funding a coach who helps her develop skills with everyday tasks like grocery shopping, cooking and exercise.
Alecia lives alone and supports herself by working part-time at a local grocery store. She’s saving money so she can afford a car to get around.
“I need extra help because of my disability. Medicaid gives me freedom.”
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