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Kids rely on Medicaid

As a pediatrician and internal medicine physician at a local community health center in Pittsburgh, I regularly see the faces of Medicaid recipients. They are my patients.

When I take off my stethoscope and head home, I continue to look into the faces of Medicaid recipients. They are my children.

I adopted three children with special needs — some physical, some emotional — which means they require extraordinary care in order to thrive. They came from foster care with serious, complex conditions. You would think that comprehensive private insurance would cover all the care they need and deserve, but it doesn’t.


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