Stacy, St. Louis

Stacy is 42 years old and lives with her mother in St. Louis. As a person with an intellectual disability, Stacy cannot live on her own, and says her mom helps her with everything. In addition to taking a math class at Paraquad, Stacy attends Around the Clock daycare five days a week. To Stacy, it is the most important benefit Medicaid provides. Around the Clock allows Stacy to interact with others, go on field trips, play sports, do arts and crafts and “just have fun” she said. “If I don’t have Medicaid I can’t get into daycare,” Stacy said, “I’d be out of luck.”