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*Turtles* Due July 27; 1 child; Someplace, UT, United States 6083 posts
11th Nov '12
Quoting K[♥ E&C]:" Look it up in your area, but I know here in Nevada we have an access to health plan. You have a higher ... [snip!] ... out if there's anything out there that can help you. Are you being denied private insurance because of pre-existing conditions?"


I don't think I am being denied private insurance, just medicaid. They sent me a notice about private insurance and SSDI.

*Turtles* Due July 27; 1 child; Someplace, UT, United States 6083 posts
11th Nov '12
Quoting i don't make vaginas.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting *Turtles*:</b>" I dunno why I can't get medicaid.. I meet the guidelines and requirements. "</blockquote> Have you tried to appeal?"


No. I don't see what the point is if I have been denied twice. My doctor was even concerned they denied me with all my health issues I have.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55982 posts
11th Nov '12
Quoting Twin's Mommy:" Here it's cheaper for me to go to the doctor that it is actually have health insurance! (Unless I'd need ... [snip!] ... Medicaid guidelines are going to change, so that more people will qualify. Hopefully you can get to the Dr and be seen about!"


Obamacare will bankrupt Medicare. :(

*Turtles* Due July 27; 1 child; Someplace, UT, United States 6083 posts
11th Nov '12
Quoting Twin's Mommy:" They might just be dicking you around then. Keep trying."


I think they are.

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
11th Nov '12

Can you get on your parents plan? The cut off is 26 now.

*Turtles* Due July 27; 1 child; Someplace, UT, United States 6083 posts
11th Nov '12
Quoting Not tellin:" Obamacare will bankrupt Medicare. :( "


That's what I have been hearing. Am I screwed?

*Turtles* Due July 27; 1 child; Someplace, UT, United States 6083 posts
11th Nov '12
Quoting SpaceCowgirl:" Can you get on your parents plan? The cut off is 26 now."


My parents are deadbeats. I have nobody on my side of the family to help.

K[♥ E&C] 2 kids; Nevada 25704 posts
11th Nov '12

Have you applied from private insurance? You'd know if you have.
They more than likely want you attempt to seek private insurance first. With state budgets being so crappy (most of them) they're trying to get people off of state funding who do not need it. Not saying you don't, but it's a possibility. There are thousands who can afford insurance, yet seek state help.

**2Lynns8707*ES* 2 kids; Autryville, NC, United States 3598 posts
11th Nov '12

My friend just went to the hospital and asked to be directed to someone who handles billing or billing assistance for people without insurance. they consider it a medical discount plan here, but basically it is an insurance, because you have copays and maximum charged amounts set...

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55982 posts
11th Nov '12
Quoting *Turtles*:" No. I don't see what the point is if I have been denied twice. My doctor was even concerned they denied me with all my health issues I have."


Many places are set up with some form of income assistance. When I was sick summer of '11, we went 2 weeks without insurance because my husband switched jobs. I ended up in the hospital during that two week time frame oddly enough and ended up with Lung Surgery. I owed $70k to the hospital. I applied for the charity program. I was at a catholic hospital so the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth paid the entire bill for me! It is worth you looking into!

*Turtles* Due July 27; 1 child; Someplace, UT, United States 6083 posts
11th Nov '12
Quoting K[♥ E&C]:" Have you applied from private insurance? You'd know if you have. They more than likely want you attempt ... [snip!] ... not need it. Not saying you don't, but it's a possibility. There are thousands who can afford insurance, yet seek state help."


I haven't seeked private insurance. Do I have to have an income to qualify. My SO is the only one working right now. I should be working by January.

*Turtles* Due July 27; 1 child; Someplace, UT, United States 6083 posts
11th Nov '12
Quoting **2Lynns8707*ES*:" My friend just went to the hospital and asked to be directed to someone who handles billing or billing ... [snip!] ... it a medical discount plan here, but basically it is an insurance, because you have copays and maximum charged amounts set..."


Hmm. I will have to look into that tomorrow.

*Turtles* Due July 27; 1 child; Someplace, UT, United States 6083 posts
11th Nov '12
Quoting Not tellin:" Many places are set up with some form of income assistance. When I was sick summer of '11, we went 2 ... [snip!] ... was at a catholic hospital so the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth paid the entire bill for me! It is worth you looking into!"



Wow! $70k ? Dang..
Thanks for the tip.

K[♥ E&C] 2 kids; Nevada 25704 posts
11th Nov '12

You can get your child on CHIPS. There is also UPP and PCN to look into for yourself.

*Turtles* Due July 27; 1 child; Someplace, UT, United States 6083 posts
11th Nov '12
Quoting K[♥ E&C]:" You can get your child on CHIPS. There is also UPP and PCN to look into for yourself."



My son was able to get accepted through Medicaid & he's also accepted through my SO insurance.