It’s easy to see how people can be against socialized medicine, or even an expansion of Medicaid. The more people you hear about like “Ashley” on Yahoo Answers, the more it seems like you’re just subsidizing their irresponsibility. She asks…
Hey all. Just the other day I went to apply for Medicaid. I live in Colorado. One of the Medicaid Assistance Employees informed me that my family of 4 (I’m pregnant) is eligible for the program because we’re within income limit–$3,442 p/m.
So, I went down to my local PE office, got a pregnancy verification and applied. Well, I was denied. A woman there told me that I am not eligible for Medicaid because I have health insurance, therefore, I would have to make $1,000 less per month than what I make now to be eligible.
Here’s the thing. My insurance will not cover maternity. I don’t like maternity card, and I am still paying hospital bills from my first born child. This woman had the nerve to tell me to set up a payment plan with my doctor’s office.
I have not a clue what to do. My question is: has anyone cheated the system to apply for Medicaid? Meaning, if I drop my individual health plan, would I then be eligible for Medicaid?
Any input would be helpful
As the “best answer”, she chose one from somebody who told her to “drop your other insurance… Lower your income a little.and add some more utilities to what you pay out per month”
The reason she chose that answer she says is because “This person actually understands what it means to struggle. Oh, and is a tax payer, too!”
No, this person is irresponsible. Ashley needs to get herself some birth control until she can afford to pay for the family she’s got. If she still can’t even pay the doctor bills from her first born child, why is she now on her third?