Well, the wonderful
young 34 yo governor of the State of Mo has managed to get his way thru the legislature. Today both the House and Senate passed legislation that makes deep, deep cuts into the Medicaid/Medicare program. In fact, at this moment, I am wondering how my treatments are going to be paid.(almost $10,000.00 weekly) When I was first diagnosed I had no insurance (I was working 39 1/2 hrs a wk..supp to go full time for 3 mos) so I qualified for medicaid. After treatments, I went back to work. Then when I was rediagnosed with mets to the bones, I qualified for full disability. But still not old enough to qualify for Medicare. My employer fired me once I had the diagnosis. I couldn't go after him because he had less than 15 full time employees. Now, thanks to this ignorant, silverspoon fed, daddy's boy (daddy was Mo Sec of State and now is in Congress) I may not be able to continue with my treatments. He has cut hospice care, oxygen, hearing aids, prothestics, wheelchairs, eye and dental as well as lowered the income you can make from $900 a month to $500. I'm not sure what I am going to do. I testified before both the House and Senate committees (what a joke since the repub have the majority and our gov is repub) along with about 300 others. Tonite I have allowed myself to cry but tomorrow I am going to seek an attorney and start a class action suit to see if this can be stopped. Thanks for letting me vent. If there is anyone on the boards from Mo, please let me know.
Post Edited (debbiR) : 4/8/2005 12:08:14 AM (GMT-6)