Is your child disabled?If so than medicaid should cover them....... I can't believe your family doesn't have insurance .....if your hubby is a state worker they get insurance ( here anyway)...full benefits and all working just part time.....a couple of people I know work for the state as nurses in group homes for dd adults and only work part time...20-24 hours a week ...and they get full benefits, full insurance ( family & single), pension plan, sick time, vacation time etc etc. Most places don't even offer insurance for anyone working less than full time other than state jobs......Maybe each state differs but I know where I live a state worker gets full insurance and everything at part time just because it is a state job.......and they even are unionized too................wow hope you get some insurance ...that really stinks...
Sorry this is getting off topic a bit . .
We do have insurance through the state, and for the most part it's good insurance, but they won't cover a lot of day to day things that my child needs. She is not disabled but she has the feeding/GI issues and needs the stomach tube. Medicaid won't take her because she's not disabled enough, and we fall just above the income bracket to qual for Medicaid by income.
It's not as simple as having insurance or not. I wish it was. Today I went to the new GI and she wants my dd on Prevacid. Our insurance only covers Prilosec, not Prevacid. She wants my dd on a special formula that is prescription only. Our insurance doesn't cover *any* formula except under very specific circumstances such as having CF or being inpatient. Having a feeding tube does not qualify her by itself. Insane, isn't it?
I know parnents of kids who have CP and are completely disabled and it still took their parents two years or more
to qualify for Medicaid. Read the last 1/3 of this article as another example:
reviewjournal.com -- Living - Severely handicapped grandchild helps make every day special
I know this family on-line.