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   Posted 12/30/2011 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
As some may remember my medicaid was dropped at the end of October for non-payment of our "premiums".

Well after getting a bunch of run around we were told to reapply and we were once again approved and this time around there are no monthly premiums. We got that letter yesterday and then today the new card arrived.

Just in time too since I used up the last of my stash of pain killers yesterday. I picked up new scripts a few days ago and was going to get part of them filled on Sunday and pay out of pocket, but now I can get it all filled for no cost to me.

My wife is off right now getting those scripts filled so within an hour I will be able to take my meds.

Beyond just running out the timing couldn't be better since I have a 4 hour round trip tomorrow in the car to visit the in-laws for "Christmas". It should make that trip a lot more tolerable.

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 12/30/2011 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Jim Im so happy for you. That is wonderful news!

have a Happy New Year and dont over do because you know you will pay for it. Thanks for letting us know.
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of tibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected leg continously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/ metal removed in July//then total knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take oxycontin,flexeril,cymbalta,vicadin for BT

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   Posted 12/30/2011 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Jim, I know just how you feel!….glad you are getting taken care of there!

Getting my scripts filled on the day they are susposed to..always is a worry for me for some reason.

Take care,

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   Posted 12/30/2011 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
good news jim, glad that worked out for you on the insurance, and that you can get your meds without breaking the bank

good luck to you

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   Posted 12/30/2011 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Jim...That is great news..I am very happy for you. All the best in 2012.

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   Posted 12/31/2011 5:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Jim that is wonderful news that there will be no monthly premium to deal with, you are very lucky in that respect. The timing could not have been any better for you, last of the stash gone and a road trip ahead, wow.

Take it easy on the road trip and be safe.
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   Posted 12/31/2011 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations. I recall the circumstances through which you lost your coverage. I'm very pleased to hear how well it has turned out.
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   Posted 12/31/2011 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Very glad to hear that Jim..especially with a road trip ahead...please be careful out there

The New Year looks promising already-lol!!

"We never realize how strong we are, until being strong is the only thing left"
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   Posted 12/31/2011 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
That's a bonus jim, congrats.

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