Medicaid services for Texas children with some of the severest disabilities have sharply declined over the past few years after state leaders enacted several measures to cut costs.
One of those children is Ben Sears, who was hit by a truck on Sept. 12, 2016 while crossing the street in front of his house. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, impairing his cognitive and physical functions. One year later, his family says that they see progress. But following Medicaid’s denials to twice per week occupational and physical therapy, they worry that his growth will either slow or regress.
“This is our chance to get our son back and they’re denying him the therapy that he needs,” said Jenny Robson about her son.