No Dermatologists for medicaid carelink in Charleston

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unfortunate

Montgomery, WV

#1 Feb 22, 2012
I think it's disgusting that there are no dermatologists in Charleston area that take medicaid carelink. I've called all of them in the phone book and they have all told me no. I contacted medicaid and they tell me there are none within 50 miles of where I live. I have no way to pay for a office visit and I don't have transportation to travel to another location. What is it with these docs? Do they think we are not good enough to be seen because we can't pay? Some of us have just had some bad luck in life. Not all of us are druggies and drunks. I'm tired of having a rash that I can't get rid of and my GP doesn't know whats causing it. So what is one to do? I'm usually not a big whiner but I'm just tired of the bull. Everyone should be treated the same. I'm going to college full time and I'm currently unemployed.
todo

Montgomery, WV

#2 Feb 23, 2012
Truth is, if you have medicaid they treat you like your not good enough.
Master Colonel

Lubbock, TX

#3 Feb 23, 2012
They don't get the same reimbursement from Medicaid/Carelink Medicaid as they do from patients who have insurance that they PAY for out of every check they get through their JOB. I have to have about $500 a month taken out of my SALARY to PAY for my family's healthcare. That's not including the taxes that are taken from MY salary to pay for OTHER people to have FREE healthcare. I understand there are a few legit, honest exceptions out there who need a little help, but over all, it's a very abused system. So they could either be not making enough money or losing money and it's just not worth it to them. They have WORKED hard to get where they are and they want to make a profit or at least minimize the amount of small reimbursements they get. I can't blame them.
HaHa

Akron, OH

#4 Feb 23, 2012
unfortunate wrote:
I think it's disgusting that there are no dermatologists in Charleston area that take medicaid carelink. I've called all of them in the phone book and they have all told me no. I contacted medicaid and they tell me there are none within 50 miles of where I live. I have no way to pay for a office visit and I don't have transportation to travel to another location. What is it with these docs? Do they think we are not good enough to be seen because we can't pay? Some of us have just had some bad luck in life. Not all of us are druggies and drunks. I'm tired of having a rash that I can't get rid of and my GP doesn't know whats causing it. So what is one to do? I'm usually not a big whiner but I'm just tired of the bull. Everyone should be treated the same. I'm going to college full time and I'm currently unemployed.
Because they usually LOSE money on Medicaid patients because they get back less than the procedure costs. Why the hell should they go out of business so you can get free healthcare? Cry me a river
HaHa

Akron, OH

#5 Feb 23, 2012
Master Colonel wrote:
They don't get the same reimbursement from Medicaid/Carelink Medicaid as they do from patients who have insurance that they PAY for out of every check they get through their JOB. I have to have about $500 a month taken out of my SALARY to PAY for my family's healthcare. That's not including the taxes that are taken from MY salary to pay for OTHER people to have FREE healthcare. I understand there are a few legit, honest exceptions out there who need a little help, but over all, it's a very abused system. So they could either be not making enough money or losing money and it's just not worth it to them. They have WORKED hard to get where they are and they want to make a profit or at least minimize the amount of small reimbursements they get. I can't blame them.
Exactly. These doctors go through some of the hardest programs up to 16 years of their lives with massive debt burdens. They owe people nothing. My family doc had to close his practice because he could no longer afford to provide near free healthcare to all the medicare Medicaid patients in my welfare county. There are many people that do need help but it is a massively abused system. For instance why the hell should someone get free healthcare just because they weight 400 pounds? Ridiculos
hmmm

Montgomery, WV

#6 Feb 23, 2012
Well I don't weigh 400 pounds. I know there are people who abuse the system but thats not everyone. I'm going to school trying to better myself. I'm just tired of being treated like I did something wrong. I have two children and one has problems that I'm not going to get into on here and I don't have a very good family. I'm just trying to get back up on my feet. The childrens father has died and I had to stay home with them for reasons I'm not going to talk about on here. Now I'm having problems with my health and I'm frustrated because I don't feel like people understand or get it. If I can't afford to pay for a doctor then what am I suppose to do?
HaHa

Akron, OH

#7 Feb 23, 2012
hmmm wrote:
Well I don't weigh 400 pounds. I know there are people who abuse the system but thats not everyone. I'm going to school trying to better myself. I'm just tired of being treated like I did something wrong. I have two children and one has problems that I'm not going to get into on here and I don't have a very good family. I'm just trying to get back up on my feet. The childrens father has died and I had to stay home with them for reasons I'm not going to talk about on here. Now I'm having problems with my health and I'm frustrated because I don't feel like people understand or get it. If I can't afford to pay for a doctor then what am I suppose to do?
Why is that the doctors responsibility? Why should he lose money?
HaHa

Akron, OH

#8 Feb 23, 2012
Oh and I hope you're not going to school for nursing which is the next it bubble and because of all the flooding of nursing. And the increased cuts/ number of people on Medicaid medicare, they're losing their jobs too
hmmm

Montgomery, WV

#9 Feb 23, 2012
I don't guess it is a doctors responsibility. I guess I got it all wrong. I thought doctors got into their profession to help people. I don't expect a free ride in life but a little understanding would be nice. Doctors shouldn't lose money. I'll just take my chances and wait until I get through school and if I'm still living I guess I'll make an appointment and then I'll be seen. It really wouldn't matter to most people anyway. People have their morals all messed up these days. No one cares about the other anymore. I would also like to say that medical care should be a right.
HaHa

Akron, OH

#10 Feb 23, 2012
hmmm wrote:
I don't guess it is a doctors responsibility. I guess I got it all wrong. I thought doctors got into their profession to help people. I don't expect a free ride in life but a little understanding would be nice. Doctors shouldn't lose money. I'll just take my chances and wait until I get through school and if I'm still living I guess I'll make an appointment and then I'll be seen. It really wouldn't matter to most people anyway. People have their morals all messed up these days. No one cares about the other anymore. I would also like to say that medical care should be a right.
Helping people doesn't involve them going bankrupt, there is a difference
SickOfWelfareBum s

Winfield, WV

#11 Feb 23, 2012
hmmm wrote:
I don't guess it is a doctors responsibility. I guess I got it all wrong. I thought doctors got into their profession to help people. I don't expect a free ride in life but a little understanding would be nice. Doctors shouldn't lose money. I'll just take my chances and wait until I get through school and if I'm still living I guess I'll make an appointment and then I'll be seen. It really wouldn't matter to most people anyway. People have their morals all messed up these days. No one cares about the other anymore. I would also like to say that medical care should be a right.
Here's an idea, maybe if you take some of your welfare check, wv works monies, and the SSI your kids get, and save some of it you can PAY the dermatologist CASH! That just seems easier to me than asking for a hand out, but then again I'm a 30 year old mother who works and pays my own bills so maybe we just have a different mind set. I don't feel like anyone owes me anything, because I have a "bad family" or my kids dad isn't around. I dont know just a thought!!!!
okie

Roanoke, VA

#12 Feb 23, 2012
Wow I love when people talk about things they know nothing about.
HaHa

Akron, OH

#13 Feb 23, 2012
okie wrote:
Wow I love when people talk about things they know nothing about.
Ima nurse if you are talking about me. I'm very familiar with how Medicaid abs Medicare cuts and the hospitals forced to take a lose is killing jobs
Bum

Roanoke, VA

#14 Feb 23, 2012
I guess I should have replied to the bum hater. From now on im going by bum.
SickOfWelfareBum s

Winfield, WV

#15 Feb 23, 2012
Bum wrote:
I guess I should have replied to the bum hater. From now on im going by bum.
Main Entry: bum
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): bummed; bum·ming
Date: 1863
intransitive verb
1 : loaf
2 : to spend time unemployed and often wandering —often used with around
transitive verb
: to obtain by asking or begging : cadge <bum a cigarette>
I hope that clarifies the meaning for you!:)
bum

Montgomery, WV

#16 Feb 23, 2012
I'm so glad you clarified that. I'm too stupid to understand. I've not made it through college yet so you'll have to excuse my lack of smarts B----!
Reality

Ironton, OH

#17 Feb 24, 2012
Easy there, haha. Turn off the Fox news for a moment, put down the Glenn Beck book, and try to pay attention. For a nurse, you sure are sucking the AMA's teet hard and long. From someone who actually KNOWS some of these "wonderful" physicians, the great majority of them are ALL about the dollar. They spend more time talking about their investments than they do patients. Are there abuses in the Medicaid system? Sure. But these so called saints are already turning away MediCARE patients due to "reimbursement issues". Boo hoo....so they will have to drive an Audi instead of a Ferrari. It is inexcusable that there are no Dermatologists available within 50 miles for this patient. She states it is a rash, but what if it was melanoma? Should she just die because she has Medicaid? There are abuses, alright. But the abuses are much more rampant and excessive at the physician/hospital administrator role than some poor mom on Medicaid trying to get some help.
Free State of Mingo

Uneeda, WV

#18 Feb 24, 2012
It's hard to get to see ANY dermatologists in Charleston, regardless of the insurance you have. I work & have Aetna insurance, called 5 dermatologists in Charleston the middle of January and could not get an appointment to see one until 3/16/12. The first question they asked me was the name of my insurance because they were not accepting patients from all insurance carriers. I thought that was weird, but I had and still have a problem; sorry I have had to wait 2 months for an appointment.
SickOfWelfareBum s

Winfield, WV

#19 Feb 25, 2012
Reality wrote:
Easy there, haha. Turn off the Fox news for a moment, put down the Glenn Beck book, and try to pay attention. For a nurse, you sure are sucking the AMA's teet hard and long. From someone who actually KNOWS some of these "wonderful" physicians, the great majority of them are ALL about the dollar. They spend more time talking about their investments than they do patients. Are there abuses in the Medicaid system? Sure. But these so called saints are already turning away MediCARE patients due to "reimbursement issues". Boo hoo....so they will have to drive an Audi instead of a Ferrari. It is inexcusable that there are no Dermatologists available within 50 miles for this patient. She states it is a rash, but what if it was melanoma? Should she just die because she has Medicaid? There are abuses, alright. But the abuses are much more rampant and excessive at the physician/hospital administrator role than some poor mom on Medicaid trying to get some help.
I believe you to be completely delusional. Not one single person said the patient should "die". Just that if the dermatologist will not take her medical card there are other ways to be seen like paying for the appointment out of pocket! Believe it or not a lot of working middle class people don't have insurance, and they DO NOT get discounts they pay as they go or don't go. So I want to know what makes this person, who sits at home spitting out kid after kid riding on the working mans nickel, anymore deserving of free health care than the men and women going to work everyday? I'm so confused on this subject? I would much rather give 10% of my pay check to someone working than a bum sitting at home doing nothin but getting high and drunk!
So is

Akron, OH

#20 Feb 25, 2012
Reality wrote:
Easy there, haha. Turn off the Fox news for a moment, put down the Glenn Beck book, and try to pay attention. For a nurse, you sure are sucking the AMA's teet hard and long. From someone who actually KNOWS some of these "wonderful" physicians, the great majority of them are ALL about the dollar. They spend more time talking about their investments than they do patients. Are there abuses in the Medicaid system? Sure. But these so called saints are already turning away MediCARE patients due to "reimbursement issues". Boo hoo....so they will have to drive an Audi instead of a Ferrari. It is inexcusable that there are no Dermatologists available within 50 miles for this patient. She states it is a rash, but what if it was melanoma? Should she just die because she has Medicaid? There are abuses, alright. But the abuses are much more rampant and excessive at the physician/hospital administrator role than some poor mom on Medicaid trying to get some help.
Lmao, I am one if the most liberal people you will ever meet, but there is something about seeing half your patients on government aide popping out there fifth and sixth kid that leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Also I'm actually in healthcare, are you? I see hundreds of thousands in waste on just ONE patient, all the time. 400 pounds refuses to lose weight. Copd, refuses to quit smoking etc etc. Like I said my family physician had to close his practice because many procedures actually cost him MORE than what he got back for. He is hardly rich, do you have any idea what a family physician makes? He drives a ford. I also have several physicians in my family, they are FAR from rich. If it's do easy, by all means go become one! Lmao

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