My husband Nathan (ucreallysucks) does not have health insurance but we did qualify for a program called "medically needy," with a "share of cost," which basically means that anything we pay above approximately $1600 a month (in our case) the state will pay for. This is ALL the information they gave us. They didn't say how to file a claim, or if there a network doctors that have to be used, if something has to be approved first, etc. We've had this for a while but didn't use it because his bills don't amount to that high and if they did we would be homeless because $1600 is just barely less than what I net per month anyway.
To get to the point, I had a brainstorm this evening and realized that we could use our tax return money to pay for his medically needy share of cost for a one month period and that would be all we would pay if he was able to get the colostomy surgery done. Nathan is afraid Medicaid won't approve getting the surgery done because he hasn't ever been on Remicade (tried everything else), but his immune system is so low right now, if he starts any new treatments that lower his immune system any further he will die from the next cold virus, which usually takes him about 2 months to fully recover from right now.
Are any of you familiar with the restrictions of this program? I can't even find any information out about it searching online, and I'm usually pretty good at that.
Thanks soo much for your help !!!