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’re Able to Live Freely

A Lifeline

Matthew F. / Birmingham, Alabama

His story in four photos

“I want to help other people who have disabilities.”

Matthew was born with Down syndrome, a condition that could have hindered him from being able to live independently. He did not, however, let his disability dictate his life.

Alabama’s Medicaid program provides him home- and community-based assistance and the freedom to hire his own care team.

With the support of Medicaid, his personal coach, and his family, Matthew lives a full life, enjoying his favorite activities—like attending art and dance classes—and maintaining his job at a family restaurant.

“I want to help other people who have disabilities,” he says. “I want people to be positive with the things they can do in life."

Video: Hear Matthew's Story in His Own Words