Karen is sixty-four years old and lives in Jasper, MO. She recently retired in order to take care of her young granddaughter. She has high blood pressure that she believes is controlled. But, she has not been able to go to a doctor to confirm that everything is okay. If she had Medicaid coverage, she would know that she was in the best health possible to care for her young granddaughter. Her current and only option is to hope that she’ll be okay until she’s eligible for Medicare.