Medicaid Fulfills Crucial Role for Children with Special Health Care Needs Like My Daughter

My daughter Caroline is alive because of Medicaid. The medications, the equipment and the nursing care that have helped us manage her severe disability would not be possible without the federal program’s support. Now, with Congress and the White House considering cuts and restructuring for Medicaid, it’s important to consider children like Caroline.

We welcomed our little girl into the world seven years ago. We were in love the second we met her. She was sweet, bright, and observant from the very beginning.

Caroline’s early infancy was easy and uneventful, and she met most of the first year milestones on time. However, during a routine check-up around 10 months, Caroline’s pediatrician worried that she still wasn’t crawling and urged us to contact Early Intervention services.

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