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Patient’s Health Suffers in 10-Year Wait for Help

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Alicia Ford, who suffered brain damage at birth 28 years ago, learned how to get around with a walker when she was getting physical therapy. But she lost Medicaid eligibility at 18. Now her muscles have shriveled and she can’t get out of her wheelchair, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. 

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