Some members of our team are from Flint, so this fight to protect Medicaid is personal for us!
“That’s when Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician and public health researcher at the city’s Hurley Medical Center, started pulling blood testing data from the hospital’s electronic medical records… The data existed because of Medicaid ― specifically, because of the program’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment, or EPSDT initiative, which requires and finances extra medical testing for low-income children…
“Without that data,” Hanna-Attisha told HuffPost recently, “I have no idea where we would be.”
Today, Flint is back to drawing its water from Lake Huron, and the lead levels in the water supply are down, if not yet to where they should be. But Medicaid continues to play a critical role in the well-being of Flint’s children.”
Continue reading here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obamacare-repeal-kids_us_595ffad6e4b0615b9e91a4b2