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That’s Medicaid: When You Advocate for Your Needs (Hawaii)

This commentary shares the story of Kaui, whose daughter was diagnosed with type-1 spinal muscular atrophy shortly after birth. Kaui and her husband feared the costs for their daughter’s needed care would be beyond their means. Fortunately, their daughter was approved for Medicaid coverage, which now provides case management, habilitation, and a health aide, as well as specialized food, a ventilator, and a wheelchair.

That’s Medicaid shares stories of people covered by Medicaid at critical points in their lives, underscoring the importance of stable health insurance coverage to building a nationwide Culture of Health.