medicaid cards and state stuff

I spent an hour trying to get a lady to talk to me and stop reading her ‘script.’ I have to choose an Insurance that the new Medicaid will be umbrella’d by. They all looked pretty much the same to me. I chose the middle one – when in doubt go B. Why do people think this setup should be easy and I feel like I’m dropped down in the middle of a maze?

I was told Medicaid’s dental feature will only cover extractions – there goes my front tooth (hole in the back, now hurting). I was hoping for dentures. I’ve only got 6 teeth on top, 7 on bottom. Suck it up Amber.  G will be taken care of. His front teeth will be filled and tended. That’s most important.

We all have checkup’s with blood work scheduled for next Monday. Steve needs his prostate checked, his blood pressure, his cholesterol. I want a mammogram and pap smear, cholesterol check, and someone to look at the knots on my finger joints. What do they check teens for? G’s lifelong cough? Asthma? Allergies? Cholesterol? I’m sure I’ll get crap for not getting his shots.

No one seems to understand when there is no insurance, no illness – you don’t go to the doctor. The only time we ever had it, there was a deductible and we had no money. So now, we have Medicaid…something the state and govt will probably cut back and do away with asap. I will NOT be having a baby to qualify for it indefinitely. PERIOD.

So I sat here and called around and tried not to cry while looking for someone to take on new Medicaid patients – all of us at the same office. Thought I’d found a dentist who would take us all, but no. Just G. So I went out and planted stuff in the garden and felt much better. I won’t say fuck’em – but I will say PISS ON “EM.

I’ve reclaimed my day.

 

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About Green Jean Granny

I believe in and practice positive living with a bit of a barb it seems. I love YARN, music, reading, history, and gemstones. I am passionate about the Earth. I am a true homebody. I've said I was Pagan for years to separate myself from a churchy upbringing and judgmental family that left me outside of its beliefs. I believe it's our responsibility to tend and protect the Earth. I basically do my thing in a (not so) quiet, amused way. I believe in the power of my own hands, the energy of combined prayer, and caring for the earth. I attend a nondenominational Christian Church. I have 6 kids, all home-born and successfully breastfed. The oldest 5 are grown. The youngest is attending Community College and living at home. I'm the oldest of 9, daughter of a missionary mother who lives in The Republic of Congo, married to the son of a preacher, with 3 spoiled dogs and and an add on (my daughter's pit bull lives here for a bit while she hikes the Appalachian Trail. Right now, there is small balance after yrs of unemployment. My disability was approved due to degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia. I believe we owe it to ourselves to protect our mental health. It's precious and the one thing we can control. I dislike my own housework and I talk too much. I bought a house in North Carolina and after trying to get my husband here for 6 months, he had a stroke. I'm a two-time caregiver. Steve's got hemiparesis and diabetes and is learning to walk and trying to use his right side again. It's slow going. Our 10 kitties were rehomed by rescue after his stroke.
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One Response to medicaid cards and state stuff

  1. bicky says:

    breathe, momma. i knew your focus would be on G. medicaid ALWAYS does more for the kids than the adults, even when youre pregnant. heres a thought, since you have customer service experience, see if you can find a dentist who needs help in their office and then barter. you just never know. you might hit the jackpot. k’s ex in florida did that and ended up with a sweet job.
    i have to say i love the picture you put on your banner, so sweet. 2 of your 3 boys 🙂 hugs, babe!

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