AUSTIN, Texas – Apollo and his brother, Oliver, were excited about their upcoming trip to the nation’s capital. While they savored the anticipation, their parents, Kate and Bob Howell, got ready to speak with lawmakers on behalf of Medicaid, a program they said saved their son’s life.
“All of those specialists, including all the therapies he’s needed, are all supported by Medicaid,” they said.
Apollo was born with a gap between his esophagus and stomach, and a hole in his airway. It took 23 surgeries, an emergency trip to Cincinnati and a list of medications to get the 2-year-old where he is now.