“I need to be healthy for them”: Parents of kids with special needs in the coverage gap

Four moms explain why health coverage is so important to their families

By: Claire Hermann | September 2022

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More than 1 in 5 children in North Carolina have special health care needs. Many of their parents fall into the healthcare coverage gap, earning too much to qualify for Medicaid and too little to get affordable coverage through Healthcare.gov.  

Expanding Medicaid would support tens of thousands of parents in our state who care for children with special health care needs. 

TAKE ACTION: Tell legislators that families can’t wait for health care. Urge them to expand Medicaid today!