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Cut off of Medical Insurance!! :0
3 years ago  ::  Aug 14, 2012 - 9:24AM #3
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At one time I posted a site that could give you listings of clinics that are subsidized by Federal monies.  Maybe you can go back far enough to find it.  I believe that if your sister doesn't depend on your parents income she could qualify for a sliding fee scale there.  THe costs are based on income and if you have insurance.  I am not sure that the new law has come into effect yet about young adults being covered by their parents insurance yet.  I think it might be next year or the year after.  I could be wrong.

I don't know if diabetes can be considered a disability unless there are serious conditions that came from high readings to organ systems that disable us.

Can your sister find a free clinic to go to or a clinic ran by a church that might help her?


3 years ago  ::  Aug 06, 2012 - 5:43PM #2
Posts: 2,572 is my understanding that under the new law your sister can stay on your parents insurance until she is 26.  You state she is employed full time, can she get insurance through her employer?  Also if she is a student she should be able to get insurance through the college she is going to.  they usually offer some kind of a plan.


Was she given an explaination as to why she was cut off Medical?  I am sure being employed full time had some bearing.

3 years ago  ::  Aug 03, 2012 - 6:52PM #1
Posts: 3
Hello fellow Diabetics,

I really need some advice right now. My family is really panicking about this.

My Diabetic sister just turned 21 years old, and she has been cut off of medical (Mainecare). I would like to know if anyone has lost their medical? How they were able to find a doctor who would prescribe their medicine? And if they were able to get assistance for their medical expenses?

As Diabetics we are all in the same boat. We are very dependant on Medical insu...
rance to just stay alive. We don't ask for much all we want is to live healthy lives. DHS said, that "she wouldn't be covered unless she had a disability". My mom told them, "she is going to have a disability if she can't get her insulin". We pay taxes, she is a college student and is working full time. She might be able to pay for some of her medicines, but how is she supposed to get the medicine if she doesn't have a doctor to prescribe it?!

I really appreciate any advice you guys could give me and my family. Thank you! :)

Your friend,

Moderated by Julia on Aug 16, 2012 - 09:14AM
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