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I'm losing health insurance


#1

On December 6th, I will no longer have medical assistance. There is nothing I can do about this, nor can I afford to pay for my own insurance. So I guess I’m out of luck. I’ll have to go off my meds, because there is no way in hell I can afford them on my own. If I go to the hospital I’ll be financially ruined, probably for the rest of my life, and there’s nothing I can do about it.

The only thing I can do is hope my boyfriend gets hired full time at his job, gets on a healthcare plan, and I marry him. Until and if that happens, I guess I’ll have to deal with my illness on my own. Wish me luck.


#2

i am so deeply sorry for you…sometimes life just sucks


#3

i hope things work out for you @RowanAmethyst that must be very worrying, idk what i would do if i couldn’t get my meds :frowning: isn’t there a charity that could support you and maybe get you something until it gets sorted out?


#4

#5

that sucks, i hope things work out for you.
take care :alien:


#6

Okay, so apparently I can file an appeal, during which they won’t cut my coverage. I’m not out of the woods yet but I have a chance. Also I’m going to get a lawyer involved to see about getting SSDI, I was denied and I want to try again. So again, slightly more optimistically, wish me luck.


#7

sending you best wishes and ton’s of good luck


#8

Good luck! Keep trying! Schizophrenia is the Golden Ticket for SSI.


#9

These guys may be able to help you.

http://www.championdisability.com


#10

I hope things work out for you. Good luck. I don’t know what I’d do without insurance coverage. I also have asthma.


#11

A stark reminder of the prison we all live in.

No excuse for some this ■■■■.

Hope you can get your meds.


#12

Some pharmaceutical companies give assistance to people who can’t afford their medication if you contact them directly.


#13

@RowanAmethyst that is really stressful I bet? I hope you get your SSDI and medicare benefits next appeal. Good luck.


#14

Do you have a doctor that can help you? When I didn’t have insurance my doctor would help get me samples of my medication, it was a pain having to go to her office all the time for the drugs instead of the pharmacy but she was willing to help me.


#15

I meant SSI, not SSDI, in case anyone was confused. I’m gonna try to stay on MA if I can, if not I’m sure I can figure something out, hopefully not go off my meds, but if I do it won’t be the end of the world. I’ve survived without the meds before, if I have to I’ll do it again.


#16

When I didn’t have coverage and then no insurance I went to the county health dept and started seeing their dr’s and therapists on a sliding scale fee. I got my meds at walmart with their $4 scripts and for the expensive stuff the dr’s gave me samples every month. I still go to the county health dept because the dr’s there are great. If you think you can get SSI then why not medicaid?


#17

Okay, update! They’re extending my coverage to the end of the month, and as long as I get them some paperwork that I apparently missed by then, I’ll be fine. Though I also need to send proof that I’m continuing to apply for SSI. Overall, crisis mostly averted.


#18

Oh, thank goodness. It’s sad you have to jump through these hoops in the first place. Sending a big hug your way from the Great White North. :smile:

10-96


#19

Are you in the US? Can you also apply for the Affordable Care ACT?


#20

I was just cruising the NAMI website and saw this, thought of you: Prescription Drug Assistance