A four-part series about one disabled teenager and the flaws in Alabama's Medicaid policy
Reporter Bruce Mildwurf stood up to state authorities in questioning the threatened reduction of Medicaid nursing care for a severely disabled teenager, Lauren Rainey. Cutting down Lauren's nursing care would jeopardize her fragile health and make it impossible for her mother to work to support them. This was more than a heart-wrenching human interest story as Mildwurf revealed the flaws in Alabama's Medicaid policy. As a result of these reports, Alabama's Medicaid office adjusted its policy to continue home nursing care for Lauren and other children in similar situations.
For WPMI-TV: Bruce Mildwurf, reporter; Mike Corry, photojournalist; Joe Raia, news director.