In his last year as governor, Jeb Bush aims to ensure his many ...

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TALLAHASSEE He stormed into office with the promise to pursue his self-proclaimed "Big Hairy Audacious Goals." Seven years later, with the help of a Republican Legislature awed by his political clout, Jeb Bush ...

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Deanne Young

Palmetto, FL

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Nov 25, 2006
 
I lost two of my 4 long-time doctors this year when both quit taking Medicaid because they said it only pays 25% of what all other clients' insurances pay plus makes doctors wait 9 months to get the money. The pain mamagement doctor said in his certified letter that there were many good pain managemnt doctors for me to choose my replacement from and to look in the phone book under physicians, pain management. After I couldn't foind one takes Medicaid I called Medicaid and asked them to mail me a list."Thee's only one," they ssaid promptly, and gave me the number. When I called it it went "ding dong ding the number you called is not a working number or is no longer in service.if you'd like to make a call please hang up and try again." I told Medicaid and they sighed loudly and gave me the name of one more doctor and said to let a doctor call him for me "some have gotten results that way." SO far none of my other doctors can see me to make the call (they see me 3 times a year)> I'm on morphine and hte last time i ran out suddenly i was in CICU in a coma 3 days as I have congestive heart failure and you can't go into narcotic withdrawel suddenly with that--it causes fluid shifts to the lungs and you stop breathing. It cost medicaid a lot of mmoney. Now I have 3 more days to find a pain doctor or i'll be back in hospital in a coma again---this is called saving money???
Meanwhile I need my teeth pulled they ae all bad and i can't go on chemptherapy for another disease til I get them pulled as i will be on the chemo a year and my blood not clotting and to get them pulled during that year would mean I would die. But the only oral surgeon in 4 counties who takes Medicaid refuses to see me cuz my heart ejection fraction is 15% and he says he can'tr practice in a hospital with a cardiology dept. a nd i need a cardiologist present while getting anesthesia. medicaid said he's the only oral surgeon I can see. Finaly my congressman stepped in and Medicaid agreed I could go to Shands oral surgery clinic. But it has been an 8 month wait, so far. I have had to put chemotherapy off 8 months!!! Is this insane or what!!! Why is there only 1 Medicaid oral surgeon? They don't pay enough, the dentist who wouldn't pull the teeth broken off below my gumline said. Since i waited too long on the chemo there is little chance it will work now. I have a child aged 12 I just wanted to see to adulthood so she wouldn't go in a foster group home. The state prefers I die and she does go into foster care. This is no way a pro-family governor or state!
Dawn Touchstone

Riverview, FL

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Apr 14, 2007
 
Where are you now in the process? I need oral surgery to remove a decayed lower molar. I have MRSA and got a pimple on my lower lip after my period and my whole lip jaw and glands below the tooth was huge. Been to the er almost every day for IV antibiotic. They say GET THE TOOTH REMOVED. I have Healthese a provider and am very discouraged.
what a shame

Plant City, FL

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Apr 15, 2007
 
Bush left the state of florida in a mess. It's a good thing he is out.
tyler

Spring Hill, FL

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Jan 28, 2008
 
hi
Deanne Young

Saint Petersburg, FL

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Feb 12, 2008
 
That was Nov 2006. In June 2007 I got the teeth pulled all at once at Shands for $9.
Deanne Young

Clover, SC

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Oct 13, 2009
 
Tyler, Trevor's friend? Hi! help me move out of my old house !

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