Couples Feel Pressure to Divorce to Help Their Kids with Disabilities
[Source: Dallas Morning News via Disability Scoop]
Three-year-old Annalynne Magallon has cerebral palsy, but her family is ineligible for Medicaid to help pay for her care because her father earns too much at the Fort Worth Police Department.
“He’s putting criminals away who are getting Medicaid and federal benefits that we can’t get,” said Brandon Magallon’s wife, Jayme.
The taxes they pay are going to cover criminals’ benefits.
“We’re helping people he’s now putting away,” she said.
They’re among couples who have been pushed to consider divorce as a way to provide long-term care for their children with disabilities and illnesses.
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