Parenting, Healthcare Policy, And The Story Behind A Tweet

One parent’s fight to bring awareness to the potential changes in our healthcare system.

Every Lane Is The Left Lane

Hi. That is me and my daughter in the left picture of that tweet. (Yes, she is really that joyful and vibrant.) This is the story behind that picture.

My daughter, Charlie, was born ten hours into her twenty sixth week of gestation. She weighed just under one pound twelve ounces and was so small that she could be held in one hand. She resided in the NICU for three months.

People who are fortunate enough to avoid long NICU stays (or prolonged hospitalizations) don’t realize that, in Virginia, there is coverage called institutional medicaid that isn’t financially based. It worked in addition to the insurance from my husband’s employer and covered much of the expense of…

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