Fight ramps up to stop Medicaid cuts to disabled Texas children

When Brianna Dupuie was a year old, a babysitter shook her so hard she had a stroke that paralyzed her right side. Everything Brianna had learned to do — how to walk, crawl and speak — was erased.In the seven years since the incident, Medicaid has covered the cost of intensive weekly physical, occupational and speech therapy sessions to help Brianna, who lives in Driftwood, overcome learning and physical deficits — a service granted to her because she was a former foster child.“Having Medicaid has been a Godsend,” Brianna’s mother Dena Dupuie said. “We haven’t had to worry about that part of the financial burden.”

Source: Fight ramps up to stop Medicaid cuts to disabled Texas children THE STATESMAN

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