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Re: [IPp] medical assistance



Hi Jamie,
  Did you remember to subtract the 20% earned income allowance when you are 
looking at the income qualifying tables? So you would have to make over 
$64,320 for a family of 6. There may also be a state sponsored plan for 
children with medical needs. There is a handicapped children's program in NY 
that will help with the copays for diabetic children. I think for us we 
could pay a $200 deductible per year and then all other copays would be 
covered. This is available through the county social services office here.
Good luck.
Cathy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jamie Anderson" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 11:45 AM
Subject: RE: [IPp] medical assistance
>
> Thank you for the suggestion. I did check out the Hawk-I program. As I 
> thought,
> we make over the guideline. That just stinks!! I sometimes feel like I am
> spiralling downward.
> Any other advice is much appreciated.
>
>
> Jamie Anderson-mom to Zachary(12 Dx 7/05 and pumping since 8/05), Cleo(10 
> Dx
> 3/04 and pumping since 11/04), Jamison(7), and Addalyn(1)
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Cathy Adams
> Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 9:52 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IPp] medical assistance
>
> Hi Jamie,
>  I know exactly what you are going through with struggling to pay
> copayments and deductibles. When you are paying $25 copayments for each
> prescription, doctor visits, deductibles (we had to pay over $1000 for
> Cole's hospital stay upon diagnosis) it adds up very quickly! The staff at
> your doctor's office may be able to help you find the help that you need.
> Have you checked into hawk-i? http://www.hawk-i.org/ It appears to be very
> similar to the Child Health Plus program available here in NY. I would
> recommend sending any correspondence to any program that you apply to by
> certified mail through the post office. Then you will have proof of 
> delivery
> to keep the insurance company honest in case they claim that they never
> received the information you sent. We had our children on Child Health 
> Plus
> and the insurance company terminated their coverage with no notice because
> they claimed that they never received the additional information that they
> requested from us. When I filed a lost mail report with the post office 
> they
> changed their story and offered to put the kids back on but it was too 
> late,
> we had already put them on our private insurance and that had paid for
> Cole's pump so we couldn't go back and cancel it as of the termination of
> the other policy. I could have avoided the whole situation if I had sent 
> the
> information certified mail.
>    Please don't be embarassed about asking for help. Dealing with diabetes
> is hard enough in itself without being financially stressed and constantly
> worrying about whether you will be able to pay for the medications and
> doctor's visits that your children need. I hope you are able to find the
> help that you need.
> Cathy
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jamie Anderson" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 9:53 AM
> Subject: RE: [IPp] medical assistance
>>
>> Does anyone in Iowa know of any medicaid programs that would cover kids
>> with
>> medical disabilities such as diabetes. We have two with diabetes and seem
>> to
>> struggle every month to make ends meet. We do have insurance but the
>> co-pays,
>> deductibles, ...etc still seem to be very hard for us. I have always 
>> known
>> we
>> would not qualify for the straight Title XIX due to having income over 
>> the
>> limit
>> of the guidelines. Are there any possible loopholes for this even if we
>> make
>> over the allowed amount??
>>
>> Anyone's advice is much appreciated. I am a very proud person so at this
>> point
>> it is easier for me to ask you all like this versus making a call to our
>> local
>> department of human services.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Jamie Anderson-mom to Zachary(12 Dx 7/05 and pumping since 8/05), Cleo(10
>> Dx
>> 3/04 and pumping since 11/04), Jamison(7), and Addalyn(1)
>> .
> .
.
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