Fighting for health care for millions of poor children. Taking Texas to the U.S. Supreme Court and winning. Playing a key role in securing nearly $2 billion more in Medicaid funding. And doing a lot of that work for free. Susan Zinn’s impact on the well-being of low-income kids in the Lone Star State can’t be overstated.
It’s been a long and winding road for her since 1993, when she filed Frew, et al. v. Hawkins, et al., a federal class-action suit on behalf of 1.5 million indigent children seeking better health care in Texas under Medicaid.
The class has grown to 2.9 million as the state’s population grew — roughly one-third of all children in Texas, Zinn says.
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