from the article...
“Lucero, who works as a paraprofessional in Denver Public Schools”
A paraprofessional what? Is this a fancy way of saying teacher’s aide? That’s not exactly a road to fantastic riches, though don’t most schools have awfully good health benefits?
“works as a paraprofessional in Denver Public Schools”
I have no idea what that means and Denver is heavily union and pro illegal, sanctuary city, so she had plenty of options IMHO.
A quick search shows they earn about $11/hr. As it is the school district, I would think they would offer medical insurance as well.
Okay, so why is her child eligible (or not eligible) for Medicaid? Or SCHIP or whatever it’s called in Colorado? Does the school system not provide insurance for its employees and their families? Did she decline coverage? This raises more questions than it answers. Obviously she is depending on the state, if she claims the state is responsible for her child’s medicine. So, if she is employed, the question has to be why was the kid on Medicaid and, since she had a job, why she didn’t just buy his medicine?