I guess I'm just too suspicious but how do you know that the state is telling you the truth? Gosh, can you imagine someone in government being dishonest?
BTW, my hubby is a state employee so I feel I can get away saying that. BUT...he only keeps the computer programs running at dept of labor and industries.
Anyway, I'm with Pete on this one. Get yourself on the phone and start squawking to anyone and everyone who will listen. Jim, if this is happening to you just imagine how many others are being sacked like this. Fight, my Good Man, FIGHT!. Be calm and courteous but do not take NO for an answer. You can go actually do it online and you'll be surprised that you actually get responses. Online locate your local congressman, state that is. Doesn't matter which one because when you fill out their form online you can click one button and your message goes out to all of the people who represent you. Been there, done that!! Explain the problem, explain what will happen if you don't get your medications, explain you don't have $67/day or $2000/month over and above all of your other expenses just to keep you alive and with some sort of quality to your life. Your illness is not your fault and neither is it for the rest of us. It's time us regular folk stop taking whatever answers they feel like dishing out and start fighting.
In my family everyone knows about
my "letter of the month" award!...lol When I have a problem with a product/service/or just being messed over I write. Now, I'm talking the real deal here...paper, envelope and stamp!
But some times I resort to online. I've found it's easy to write a respectful letter of complaint and get results. It irks me that companies or government rely on the fact that 99.9% of the population will do nothing if they are cheated. Here's a tidbit from being a business owner...ever wonder how all of these fly-by-night TV sales can offer you a "double your money back" guarantee? No one every follows through! It's a safe bet.
OK, I've rambled on long enough. I do hope you at least contact your congressman. Even if you don't get what you want you at least have that person's ear and you know that you did whatever you could to fight for your family.
Best of luck and please keep in touch...ps, you know my email address if you ever want to chat,
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