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.
“A lot of people depend on Medicaid to work and function in daily life like anyone else.”
Brianna signed up for Medicaid in 2016 and was able to receive diagnostic procedures that eventually determined that she suffers from endometriosis and fibromyalgia. Both are very painful and left her unable to work for two years.
The medication she needs costs more than $1,000 monthly out-of-pocket, but Medicaid covers the expense and other medical attention she needs, which allows her to work and support family members.
“There is a stigma that people on Medicaid don’t want to work, which you hear all too much,” she says. “A lot of people depend on it to work and function in daily life like anyone else.”
Brianna is now a home health aide, a profession she finds rewarding. “Medicaid is really important for me,” she says. “I don’t know what I would do without it.”