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Re: [IP] Re: Medicare & CGM



An excellent post Pam, thank you for your thoughts.

Oliver

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> On Feb 24, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Pam Brown <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> To further clarify, Medicaid is a combo of federal and state funds in most
> states. The feds give the states money to administer it and some states can
> add their own funds and be more generous on the eligibility criteria if they
> so choose. Medicaid is not only for those who are disabled, but is also for
> those over age 65 - one of the most common categories of Medicaid is known as
> the Aged & Disabled Federal Poverty Level program. To qualify you have to be
> either disabled or over age 65, not both, and have income and assets within
> the guidelines. so Curly's friend who is 67 could indeed have it. There are
> also many other specialized categories of Medicaid - e.g.,pregnant women.
> 
> And it's true, anyone who receives SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
> automatically qualifies for Medicaid. SSI is not to be confused with SSDI
> (Social Security Disability Income). Anyway, as we've said before many times,
 > we don't know how Curly and his friend are getting their supplies and CGMS
for
> "free", but we do know that someone somewhere is financing it or the supplier
> is writing off the balance. And we do know that however Curly is getting his
> CGMS covered, Medicare does not cover it for anyone else and therefore people
> who believe that Medicare should cover CGM should support the Shea-Porter
> bill. Pam
> 
> 
> <Medicaid is not state funded Social Security.....and if on SSI -
> Supplemental
> Security Income - then on Medicaid...>
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
>> On Feb 23, 2014, at 9:01 AM, email @ redacted wrote:
>> 
>> NOT QUALIFIED FOR MEDICAID WHICH IS STATE FUNDED sOCIAL sECUIRTY DISABILITY
>> only!  & MY FRINED WHO AGAIN LIVES I A DIFFERNT STATE, IS OVER THE AGE  OF
>> 67  ALSO DOESNT PAY A RED CENT FOR HER SUPPLIES.
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