Medicaid Support Group

This community is dedicated to the pros and cons of Medicaid, and how to best take advantage of Medicaid to improve one's health. Medicaid is the US health insurance program for individuals and families with low incomes and resources. It is jointly funded by the states and federal government, and is managed by the states.

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  • After living a vibrant and independent life, my mother at age 94 is failing fast and had to be admitted to skilled nursing care yesterday. She almost certainly will remain here. Medicare and her BCBS for retired federal employees will cover her for 30 days and after that ...? Her retirement annuity and death benefit from my dad have been great, but it's half the cost of the nursing home. We are...
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    desperately seeking ideas/help

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    One of my son's is 20 years old. I qualify for state health care (in WI) but because he is past 18 he no longer qualifies. We have been dealing with an issue for over a few years but recently became totally unbearable. He needs to have surgery. He can not work or barely even move without it. He has had to keep going back to the emergency room to have it drained and to be put back on antibiotics...
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    mycare

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    I had this post in chronic pain but this is where it belongs. my daughter has medicaid via mycare and her providers are dropping her...not paying providers...it's a mess and I need help, answers, and prayer. Please. there are ways to exempt from medicaid mycare but no one will/can tell me exactly. the rules they send me say 'health insurance coverage' but verbally tell me that is not dental...
  • I have been denied medical care by my health insurance Optima Family Care/Medicaid. I was scheduled for a mastectomy Monday the 14th of September. I received a letter of denial on Thursday the 10th of September informing me payment was denied. Reason listed is no documentation of trial and failure of conservative therapy. I have had 3 surgeries and multiple rounds of antibiotics for the same...
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    should I sew SSI

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    it's been well over three months now that i had my lst bk amputeand no raise was given for me,I have no other means but to get help from people that knows me and has a car or truck,but isn't there a pay raise if your problem gets worse and like I know someone who get SSI and makes 1500 a month for his so called BIPOLER he drinks on it and pops pills and pays child suoprt and all that stuff,and me...
  • Letter to People without Chronic Pain Having chronic pain means many things change, and a lot of them are invisible. Unlike having cancer or being hurt in an accident, most people do not understand even a little about chronic pain and its effects, and of those that think they know, many are actually misinformed. In the spirit of informing those who wish to understand ... ... These are the things...
  • For anyone who lives on Louisiana- Are you having problems finding care through Bayou Health (Louisiana Medicaid) ?For example, you choose a pcp and/or specialist that the Plan has listed and tells you over the phone they are listed. But when you go to make a appointment, the drs office tell you they do not accept medicaid or they only accept medicaid if you're Dual Eligible (Medicare and...
  • Effective January 1, 2014 Every State Must Cover Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates and all drugs used for Smoking Cessation.COVERAGE OF BARBITURATES, BENZODIAZEPINES, AND ALL DRUGS USED FOR SMOKING CESSATION EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014 http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Topics/Benefits/Prescription-Drugs/Downloads/Rx-Releases/MFR-Releases/mfr-rel-088.pdf
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    government workers

    can you imagine being a worker in a place like that? Working for the government, getting tons of paperwork, dealing with all the shitty people and their attitudes, for little pay. that would suck. my caseworker receives about 70-80 calls a day, and she is an asshole. she won't do anything unless you come into the office to see her. I can understand why people are assholes, and I can...
  • ItsJustMe2012

    Medicaid & Pain Management

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    I'm curious. If you receive Medicaid and have chronic pain is your pain managed by pain meds, alternative methods or both ? Also do you see a pain management dr or does your pcp prescribe the meds ?
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  • What is the law regarding SSD and Medicaid in Ohio once a resident has been admitted to a nursing home? I am originally from Pennsylvania (if it matters).Other residents say they only get $40/month in Medicaid reimbursement but what I'm concerned about is my monthly SSD disability check going to solely my care here. I have other bills, including an IRS debt. I don't want to claim bankruptcy,...
  • Ok so im overweight and with my husband telling me in mississippi theres a freeze-burning type of free surgery avaialable to medicaid paitents..is there one here in alabama? What kind of surgery would alabama medicaid cover? Im about 100 pounds overweight
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    Is she eligable for Medicade?

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    My girlfriend lives with me. She has pancreatis and was in the hospitol for five days. She needs more tests ans an opperstion is possible. She has no job or prospects of one and no insurance. She has $30,000 in a bank which we were planing on using to add a much needed room to our house in the spring. My sister is a home remoldler and will be in charge of the project. It will cost all Jane has....
  • I got approved for medicaid now just waiting for it to go into the system. how long does it normally take to go into the system? o need this ASAP for meds. just wondering how much long it will take. It has been almost a week now going on 2. thanks in advance.