nyka69 Posted September 1, 2007 Share Posted September 1, 2007 Hi gang. I'm sorry, I haven't been posting, reading, or answering emails lately. There's just been too much going on lately. My employer went out of business yesterday. I not only have no job, but lost the insurance that covered my husband. COBRA is not an option because if there is no group plan remaining, you are not eligible. We live in Long Island, NY, so I checked out the Healthy NY programs and self insuring. My husband is on SSD, so is Medicare eligible. These plans won't accept him. He does have Medicare Part A (hospitalization) but not Part B (medical) because he was covered under my plan so we didn't think we need it. Who knew? I contacted the SSA to get him enrolled in Part B. Too late to get coverage for September. He may be able to get approved by October. So what do I do for September? He has chemo Tuesday, and then the following Tuesday, with a new scan scheduled the week after that. We went to the Medicaid office and filled out an application. We have to wait to be interviewed on 9/18. If approved (and I don't think we will be)they will back pay your bills 90 days. But what doctor will treat you based on that information??? I'm going to call a Medicaid attorney when the holiday weekend is over. I don't know if I can afford that, I have no idea what it costs, but I'll give it a shot. I looked online at Hill-Burton, but I don't know that we'll qualify for that either. If anyone out there has any bright ideas, please bring 'em on! Thanks for letting me purge a little of this. You guys are great! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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