Christabel Camacho is the heart of the Texas Medicaid program. In just a few weeks, Christabel Camacho will turn two. For the Camacho family, this is a milestone with more meaning than ever this Thanksgiving. Two years ago, Christabel was born with a condition called Trisomy 18, or Edwards syndrome, which is a rare genetic disorder that causes severe physical disabilities. Many babies with Edwards syndrome do not survive in utero, and if they do, often do not live to see their 1st birthday. Christabel was born fighting and has never given up - defying the odds at every turn, and doing it with a big smile that lights up the room and the hearts of her loving family.
Christabel, along with the many Texas children who are medically fragile and have complex medical needs, is the very reason that Medicaid exists. Texas Medicaid covers Christabel’s medical expenses, coordinates her complex medical needs, and helps her stay as healthy as possible - all while providing caring support for her mom and family. Christabel and the Camacho family know firsthand the value of the one-on-one support and care provided by Driscoll health plan and nurse care coordinators like Carol McLaughlin, who devote their lives to serving these young people through the Texas Medicaid program.
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Christabel Camacho is the heart of the Texas Medicaid program. In just a few weeks, Christabel Camacho will turn two. For the Camacho family...
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