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Friday, January 16, 2009

Medicaid...The Long Wait

I applied for Medicaid over a month ago and I am still waiting for a reply. I wish they would hurry up an either deny me or approve me, so that I can move onto Plan B. Plan B is turn in my denial letter to the clinic and let them pay for my medicine or pay a portion of the costs.

When I spoke to a Medicaid representative they told me I would be approved or denied between 45 and 60 days. That is a long time! What if my medicine runs out, now I taking samples from the clinic, but after next week I will not have any left. I cannot afford to be without the medication, I know that if I stop taking it the symptoms will return and I will hear voices, have trouble concentrating, and get paranoid.

I hope I do not have to come out of pocket for this medicine, but it seems like that is what is about to happen. My SSI check does not give me the leisure to have extra money to pay for medicine.

4 comments:

Anonymous Drifter said...

My heart goes out to you. It's difficult enough having to deal with an illness but financial and medication concerns shouldn't be added on top of it. I hope something works out for you soon.

Lynn said...

Thank you for your warm wishes on my blog and I shall put you on my prayer list.

You are very wise to have a Plan B. :D

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novice_blogger said...

You will be in my prayers regularly. I really wish things work out for you!
Take good care
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Anonymous said...

My son was recently diagnosed with adult onset schizophrenia as well. I hope he will be able to get better too. For now, it is a struggle to get him to take medications. Thank you for your post it is important to talk about these struggles. I'm wishing you well.