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.