Medicaid Matters

  • Medicaid Matters: Chauntal’s Story

    Medicaid Matters: Chauntal’s Story

    Just months after her 24th birthday, Chauntal Lewis was driving away from a friend’s house one morning when a semi-truck slammed into her car. She lost her left hand on impact and was rushed to...

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  • Medicaid Matters: Sylvia’s story

    Medicaid Matters: Sylvia’s story

    Sylvia took excellent care of herself with a nutritious diet and daily exercise. She was dating a great guy, Steve, a former Marine and fellow fitness buff. Life was pretty much ideal, until...

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  • Medicaid Matters: John's story

    Medicaid Matters: John's story

    Before John’s illness, I didn’t know that Medicare does not cover long-term care, and that many facilities don’t want to take Medicaid...

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  • Medicaid Matters: Laura's story

    Medicaid Matters: Laura's story

    Laura has worked hard her whole life but couldn’t afford cancer treatments – until Medicaid came to her rescue...

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  • Medicaid Matters: Sue's story

    Medicaid Matters: Sue's story

    After Montana broadened eligibility for Medicaid to more people, Sue was eligible but reluctant to apply. She wanted to pay her way and was afraid of being treated “like a second-class citizen.”

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  • Medicaid Matters: Harold's story

    Medicaid Matters: Harold's story

    For Harold, Medicaid was his lifeline to treatment after a devastating stroke...

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  • Medicaid Matters: Tress's story

    Medicaid Matters: Tress's story

    Medicaid was there when Tress needed help, with quality care and diabetes education.

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  • Medicaid Matters: Don Paul's story

    Medicaid Matters: Don Paul's story

    Don Paul and his big sister Liz share a close bond. They are both grateful for Medicaid services that helped him stay sober and clean.

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  • Medicaid Matters: Adante's story

    Medicaid Matters: Adante's story

    Thanks to Medicaid coverage, Adante’s mom was able to ensure he got treatment for childhood injuries. Today Adante believes that "Health is wealth. Health care should be a basic right."

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  • Medicaid Matters: Samantha's story

    Medicaid Matters: Samantha's story

    When Samantha’s marriage ended, the 38-year-old not only lost the assets she shared with her husband, but the medical coverage she received through his benefits...

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  • Medicaid Matters: Greg's Story

    Medicaid Matters: Greg's Story

    When Greg was 17, he went swimming in a lake. He just didn’t have the strength to swim back to shore. By the time Greg was pulled from the water, he had suffered severe brain damage...

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  • Medicaid Matters: Robin’s Story

    Medicaid Matters: Robin’s Story

    It’s hard to put a price on your eyesight, but to Robin, 67, it’s the best gift she’s ever received. Thanks to Medicaid, she was able to get cataract surgery on both eyes and was no longer at risk...

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  • Medicaid Matters: David’s Story

    Medicaid Matters: David’s Story

    David has a lot to live for. At age 69, he has six adult children, 20 grandkids and 11 great-grandkids. He also has his beloved martial arts that he began practicing in his 20s and still continues...

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  • Medicaid Matters: Julie’s Story

    Medicaid Matters: Julie’s Story

    For 18 years, Julie loved working as a residency coordinator in the orthopedics department of a large teaching hospital in Syracuse, New York. It was more than just a job. She describes herself as...

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  • Medicaid Matters: Jackie’s Story

    Medicaid Matters: Jackie’s Story

    There’s not much Jackie wouldn’t do for her mom Irene. When Irene’s chronic illnesses became worse and she couldn’t afford the growing medical bills, Jackie jumped in to help...

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  • Medicaid Matters: Margot's Story

    Medicaid Matters: Margot's Story

    Margot is all about doing for others. Before she became ill, she volunteered at a local food bank, cooked Thanksgiving meals for seniors in need and helped at her church...

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