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Mila, try Medicaid

Posted by Jim Hardy on May 19, 1999, at 2:21:43

In reply to Re: question for elizabeth, posted by mila on April 6, 1999, at 15:44:23

> elizabeth,
> I'am at a loss as to what to do. i fell horrible. i feel like crying and screaming bt nothig comes out. I have no income because I can't hold down a job and so i have no health insurance. The community center doctor I went to is more hurtful then helpful(and he's the only free doctor available). I don't even know if i will be able to affor medications. Any suggestions on what course of action i should take?

As Elizabeth mentions, try Medicaid. I know they pay for meds and I know people who are on it. I know some of the qualifications are that you can't have more than $2,000 in the bank or an income of over $700 a month, but you are allowed to have a car and house, and other people can make in-kind payments to you to help you in support; for example, they might not be able to give you cash to buy gas if it put you over the $700/month limit but could let you use their gasoline credit card, for instance, if they paid the card's bills. It can get a little complicated, knowing all the details, but if you're income is low you shouldn't have trouble qualifying, and it's definitely something you should check out. I see my psychologist again on Thursday and can ask him if he knows any more of the details of the program if you'd like. I just met someone yesterday who is taking clozaril, at a cost of about $13,000 a year, and Medicaid is picking up the entire tab. Good luck. -- Jim




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