Post Edited By Moderator (hep93) : 5/15/2009 10:01:06 AM (GMT-6)
Mer, I am sooo sorry to hear of your difficulties. My first suggestion was going to be to find another neurologist, but with the insurance issues you have right now, that might not be so easy.
Otherwise, I can only echo what PG said. Definitely appeal the decision. It doesn't help that the government is an economic mess and they are cutting corners with Medicaid. I've heard that even Medicare may be affected.
I hope that things work out for you guys. It's just so unfair.
I'm so sorry that he has developed seizures. Is he taking any meds to ward them off?
The hitch with the Pfizer giveaway is that the person has to have lost their job since Jan. Hopefully, he will at least get his Medicaid back. With the economy being what it is now, they are making big cuts to Medicaid. I've also heard that they might do the same to Medicare. So with one hand the govt. is giving (I just got a one-time $250 ck. that is part of the economic recovery plan) and with the other hand they are taking away. I think they are taking away far more than they are giving, when one considers cuts to education and other areas. I know this is to get us out of the current mess, but some will undoubtedly suffer. I just hope your husband isn't one of them.
Mer, he might also need to try a different seizure med. There are so many, so if one doesn't work it is sometimes prudent to try another...or just adjust the dosage, as you mentioned.
I'm glad he got the check! Mine was direct-deposited over a week ago and I was surprised, as I wasn't expecting it until the end of May. I'm using it to go spend a week with my friend in NY this summer. I haven't been anywhere in over a year, except out to dinner twice.
I’m so sorry to learn of the difficulties you’ve been facing. I pray that God gives you the strength to continue your struggle and that that your husband receives the transplant he so desperately needs.
Mer, Sorry to hear of all your troubles with your husband and insurance. I will tell you alot of states have a spend down program that allow him to get certain benefits and still leave you some assets. I know a couple that got divorced to get health benefits, its a crazy world with this stuff. The spend down program was originally started so the "healthy partner" does not lose every thing if a nursing home becomes an issue but was found to be beneficial in cases of catastrophic illness. Also some states still have The Homestead Act so that the healthy partner or surviving partner doesnt lose their home. I wish I knew more about Texas rules, I lived there but as a child so the financial stuff wasnt important, just the boys in school LOL.
Glad to hear that things are working themselves out. You have enough on your plate without having to worry about the financial aspects this. A pedicure sound’s great! Right now I have to settle for my 7-year old Grandson rubbing my back trying to bribe me into letting him have an oatmeal cream pie!
I hope that if I live to be as old as your Grandmother, that I’m as active as she is! You know, it’s probably what keeps her focused and healthy. That is surely something!
I’m glad to see you in better spirits. You need a break too.
I’ve gotta get some sleep. I’ll catch up with you later.
God bless you.