My son was born at 40 weeks and 6 days. I expected a completely healthy normal baby when he arrived. Instead I got a baby with blood sugar issues and possible NEC. I watched as a new mother as my son was poked and prodded, had xrays and many other tests done. 10 days later he was given a bill of good health and allowed to leave the NICU. Those were so very scary days but I would have been even worse had I not had medicaid to help our already struggling new family. His bill for those 10 days was over 30,000 dollars. My husband and I both work but that would have broken us. Financially, emotionally and physically trying to work like a dog to pay it off month by month. We are forever grateful to medicaid for helping us bring home a happy healthy baby and and not putting us into debt.