Bradley is a 47-year-old veteran from Crawford County. He served in the military for five years, and as a result, suffers from a back injury, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and insomnia. He has health benefits through the Veterans’ Administration, but the closest VA provider is more than two hours away. Although there is a small clinic closer to his house, it does not provide all of the services he needs. His various conditions require him to get monthly medications and see his specialists every few months, making the long travel necessary.
Bradley is currently in school studying to become a mechanic. While working on cars, he has suffered some minor injuries and accidents. He sought treatment for these injuries at a local hospital and had to pay out-of-pocket since they were not VA providers. As a result, Bradley now has $7,000 in medical debt. If Bradley had access to Medicaid to supplement the gaps in his insurance, he would be able to get convenient and accessible health care without the need to travel afar for each visit.