How does the Medically Needy Program ...
april

West Palm Beach, FL

#224 Aug 12, 2010
i have a share of cost for $591,i have thyroid cancer and need on going treatment. i don't understand why a person with a on going medical problem can't get approve for medicaid 4-6 mths once they met there share of cost.i go threw alot each month to meet my share of cost,just so i can get my treatment.
april

West Palm Beach, FL

#225 Aug 12, 2010
don't wait on the hospital to mail you the bill, i go and pick it up from the billing department which they have it the very next day,and fax it in to dcf myself. if you wait it can be weeks before they bill out.
Patte wrote:
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Another wonderful worker from DCF called (I guess from emailing 5 senators & the gov)and said the cap for income for 3 is $1900. FOR FOOD STAMPS the cap for Medicaid is $303. So I'm not sweating out how I'm going to refill $756. of scripts on Monday......guess after I go without for a few days I'll have that hospital bill I need..I just hope that doesn't included having to be in a diabetic coma to get it !
Jonelle

Spring Hill, FL

#226 Aug 17, 2010
Well I have medicaid with a $34 share-of-cost. I went to the ER, saw the doc without paying anything up front. I got prescriptions and took them to Publix because they are all $4 there. then when i got the bill from the hospital I called them, informed them i had SOC medicaid, gave them my ID#, they verified eligibility for the date of service and rebilled to medicaid. because the bill was over $34, it was paid simple as that. I guess you can only really go to an ER if you have this coverage.
pattimac

Winter Park, FL

#227 Aug 17, 2010
Jonelle wrote:
Well I have medicaid with a $34 share-of-cost. I went to the ER, saw the doc without paying anything up front. I got prescriptions and took them to Publix because they are all $4 there. then when i got the bill from the hospital I called them, informed them i had SOC medicaid, gave them my ID#, they verified eligibility for the date of service and rebilled to medicaid. because the bill was over $34, it was paid simple as that. I guess you can only really go to an ER if you have this coverage.
If your SOC is that low, it means you can bypass all the other problems/bureaucracy -- Ours is $1176, our meds have been as high as $600/month (and they are not counted toward SOC) and therapy is minimunm $1000 (and it is also not counted)-- so therefore, in two years, we have only had medicaid pay for something one time --(a minor surgical procedure which put us over the SOC)-- Basically, we are uninsured -- I take my brother to Central Florida Clinic that just ignores medicaid and charges us minimun -- thanx to them we don't have to hassle -- because there are very few doctors that will deal with SOC.
LISA

Winter Park, FL

#228 Aug 17, 2010
I HAVE SHARE OF COST AND I HAVE MET MY MONTHLY COST BUT CAN NOT EVEN GET ANYONE TO HELP ME GET MEDICAID FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH. THIS PROGRAM GIVES US UNINSURED PEOPLE FALSE HOPE.
Kathleen

Ocala, FL

#229 Aug 20, 2010
I could not get medicaid since I applied in Sept. 09, now since I turned 62 and had to take early retirement Florida now has given me medically needy with a share of cost of $867.00 per month and dropped my food stamps to .....$16.00 per month. How am I supposed to live? I am waiting on a court date to determine my disability. What is this?4145
Bites the dust

Miami, FL

#230 Aug 23, 2010
Medicaid share of cost is just around to make you completely insane. No Doctors will work with this type of Insurance. It is just a deterent to prolong you to get the medical care you need. 50% chance you will. 50% chance you won't. I am guessing I won't too sick to deal with all the red tape. I guess they won!
Patte

AOL

#231 Aug 23, 2010
april wrote:
i have a share of cost for $591,i have thyroid cancer and need on going treatment. i don't understand why a person with a on going medical problem can't get approve for medicaid 4-6 mths once they met there share of cost.i go threw alot each month to meet my share of cost,just so i can get my treatment.
Try meeting mine then.......$1219. the person whining with a $56 SOC makes me laugh .........he's complaining???? I'll happily trade!!!!
cece

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#232 Aug 27, 2010
it does work im in miami , florida and every office says they will not take it i am so tired of this my share is $17. by the time they approve it then i fax it and get an appt. the month is over so here we go again... what do i do
John

Pompano Beach, FL

#233 Aug 28, 2010
yeah i need surgery and no body takes this crap. My soc is only 140..
Ann

Haughton, LA

#234 Aug 31, 2010
I wish you would share those names with us.

I had Medicaid, then it changed to share cost. Supposely I wasn't spending enough to stay on Medicaid. I was calling around trying to get the various Doctors I needed for my medical problems. Also when you have to take prednesone,and then take MRIs, you don't get it monthly. I was told that I needed to call around to my doctors to tell them that I was now on medicaid share cost. The office aids in my pulmonary doctor's office told me to call them once I had paid my share of costin which is an exorbitant amount. This is an office where it takes a while to get an appointment. I had previously taken ex-rays for that office and they had called me to move up my appointment to get me back in the office. Right now I'm frustrated concerning how to make this all fall in place. This is a matter of my life.
CHANEL wrote:
That's not true. I for providers in the Seminole and Orange county area that do accept Medicaid. You can't ask them if they accept Share of Cost. You have to aske them if they accept Medicaid.Maybe you need to research a little more, because I know for a fact that there are many providers there that accept it.<quoted text>
Ann

Haughton, LA

#235 Aug 31, 2010
I had Medicaid, and then it changed to share cost. Supposedly I wasn't spending enough to stay on Medicaid. I was calling around trying to get the various Doctors I needed for my medical problems. Also when you have to take prednesone, and then take MRIs, you don't get it monthly. I was told that I needed to call around to my doctors to tell them that I was now on Medicaid share cost. The office clerks, in my pulmonary doctor's office told me to call them once I had paid my share of cost in which is an exorbitant amount. This is an office where it takes a while to get an appointment. I had previously taken ex-rays for that office and they had called me to move up my appointment to get me back in the office. Right now I'm frustrated concerning how to make this all fall in place. This is a matter of my life that deals with my head and body.
CHANEL wrote:
That's not true. I for providers in the Seminole and Orange county area that do accept Medicaid. You can't ask them if they accept Share of Cost. You have to aske them if they accept Medicaid.Maybe you need to research a little more, because I know for a fact that there are many providers there that accept it.<quoted text>
Share of cost

Fort Myers, FL

#236 Aug 31, 2010
When did this share of cost thing start anyway? Now that I finally know what this means I'm thinking wth?? All of my kids are on Medicaida so they're covered but then why aren't I? Used to be the family qualfied as a whole for medicaid, I don't get it. I sure as hell can't afford $756 dollars worth of any type of treatment and now to hear that no one even accepts this insurance...now I'm worried
Amanda

Merritt Island, FL

#237 Sep 2, 2010
arthur wrote:
Why is it so hard to get help paying medical bills when you were born in this country.Seems to me that those coming across the borders get all the help they need And that is billions of the poor taxpapers in this country foot the bill yet they have hard time getting help wake up america and be heard
I so agree with that one.
Amanda

Merritt Island, FL

#238 Sep 2, 2010
I so agree with that one.
amanda

Merritt Island, FL

#239 Sep 2, 2010
I had citrus so I made an appointment to get my 4 wisdom teeth out. They all need to be surgically removed. I made the appointment on the 31st and went in thinking great citrus will cover this. My dentist was out so I had to make another appointment. Know as of the 1st of September i have share of cost of 380.00. Does this cover dental? If so does anyone know where I could go. I live in Orange county. I also hate this state.
Elizabeth

Waterloo, Canada

#240 Sep 4, 2010
Oh I would love to trade you! Mine is $4,378.00!!! I'm expecting my first child, so I have to basically pay out of pocket for my OB but the room and board at the hospital will be paid :) The doctors say "pregnancy is supposed to be a joyous peaceful time" YEAH RIGHT! When your wondering how your going to pay $500 a month to your OB until the 7th month...it's not so peaceful! The Health Dept won't even look at me. They say my Husband and I make to much! I beg to differ...
Patte wrote:
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Try meeting mine then.......$1219. the person whining with a $56 SOC makes me laugh .........he's complaining???? I'll happily trade!!!!
Patte

Winter Haven, FL

#241 Sep 4, 2010
Elizabeth wrote:
Oh I would love to trade you! Mine is $4,378.00!!! I'm expecting my first child, so I have to basically pay out of pocket for my OB but the room and board at the hospital will be paid :) The doctors say "pregnancy is supposed to be a joyous peaceful time" YEAH RIGHT! When your wondering how your going to pay $500 a month to your OB until the 7th month...it's not so peaceful! The Health Dept won't even look at me. They say my Husband and I make to much! I beg to differ...
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WOW!!! thats a SOC!!!!I thought mine was bad......BUT,we only make $1550. a month for a family of 3! Anyway....I DO empathize with your predicament!!????? Do you actually meet that figure each month? If so wouldn't it be cheaper to entertain a commercial insurace policy?
Elizabeth

Waterloo, Canada

#242 Sep 4, 2010
Patte wrote:
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WOW!!! thats a SOC!!!!I thought mine was bad......BUT,we only make $1550. a month for a family of 3! Anyway....I DO empathize with your predicament!!????? Do you actually meet that figure each month? If so wouldn't it be cheaper to entertain a commercial insurace policy?
Well I had insurance through my job. I dropped it because I was paying $90 a month for a $10,000 deductible! I know...crazy right? Other insurance companies that do cover maternity is anywhere from $350-$500 a month and they have a pretty high deductible as well. I also run into the "pre-existing condition" I don't think that being pregnancy should be considered a condition or a disease, but the insurance companies argue with that.
Lexie

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#243 Sep 4, 2010
I'm not sure why you guys think that medically needy doesn't work! I have medically needy with a share of cost $82. I made an ER visit on a sunday, a doctor visit on a monday, and another ER visit on tuesday. I told every one of them that i didn't have insurance, just medically needy. the first er said they are a private hospital and i have to take that up with medicaid. so when i went to the er at a different hospital i just said i didnt have insurance. when i came home i got a call from medicaid saying the 2nd er visit was paid for, when that hospital typed in my SSN they automatically went to medicaid office, so i asked how can i get you guys to pay the bills from the first er office?(there were 2 bills from the first er visit, a $339 one and a $559 one) and she said just fax in the bills, and i did and everything was taken care of. nothing out of my pocket.:) so...not sure why some of you are confused! maybe you should call up medicaid and ask what the problem is!good luck!

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