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Medicaid is a vital health insurance program for America’s families. It allows children to reach their fullest potential, adults to get and stay healthy enough to work and be part of their community, and seniors and people with disabilities to get the care that can help them stay at home. Medicaid can be life-changing and lifesaving.

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El final del proceso de renovación automática de Medicaid ha dejado a millones de personas sin acceso a cobertura de atención médica asequible y a muchos más en riesgo de perderla. La situación es aún peor para quienes viven en los 10 estados que aún no han expandido Medicaid.

The end of automatic Medicaid renewals has left millions without access to affordable health care coverage and many more at risk of losing theirs. The situation is even worse for those living in the 10 states that still haven’t expanded Medicaid.

Zina Regan and her daughter, Yolanda Snyder, describe what it is like living in the Medicaid coverage gap in Wyoming.

Tania Malone describes how Medicaid has helped her live a better life, what it was like to live in the Medicaid coverage gap, and what it was like to lose her Medicaid coverage in the Public Health Emergency unwinding.

Angela Dax describes what it's like to live in the Medicaid coverage gap in Wyoming.

Tania Malone (Douglas, WY), Angie Dax (Casper, WY), and Zina Regan (Riverton, WY) describe what it is like to live in the Medicaid coverage gap in Wyoming, one of the only states to not have expanded Medicaid (2023).

Cristy had congestive heart failure. Even though she was working full time, she wasn’t offered health insurance through her job, and she made too much to qualify for Medicaid. Because she couldn’t get the treatment she needed, Christy died of a heart attack at just 36 years old; leaving behind three young children.

Stephanie is a registered nurse at the Kinston Community Health Center. She sees every day the difference that having health insurance can make for someone who needs specialty care.

The only child of a single mother, Colter cherished the strong relationship he had with his mother, Rosey. After his mom was diagnosed with cancer, Colter dropped out of college and moved home to Hartford, South Dakota to care for her.

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