Medicaid changes hurt families with special needs children

HOUSTON – This November, a change in Medicaid means some of the state’s most critical care kids will lose teams of doctors that’s taken their whole lives to obtain.Maddox, Jessica and Trip are a few of the thousands of kids who could lose their doctors the physicians who’ve been treating their delicate syndromes.”Cerebral palsy, epilepsy, vision impairment, hydrocephalus, just to name a few,” Erika Cain said, listing several of the syndromes her son’s diagnosis includes.Some of the mothers who spoke with Channel 2 Thursday said their children had up to 20 syndromes already diagnosed, and there could be more.”Well they told me that she wouldn’t make it past three,” Amber Marin said about her daughter’s life expectancy.Right now, the state has what’s called the Medically Dependent Children’s Program.It covers what these family’s private insurance will not.Historically, children with these conditions could not be …
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