Re: lindasj, please explain.......
Ok I don't remember what I wrote exactly and why my answer was moved. Let me try to explain what I meant. Medicaid is determined by each state. I just looked it up if I was to get medicaid here in Ohio, I being a single adult can have no more 576 in monthly income and no more than 1,500 in the bank. There is also a spend down if you get more than that you have to spend down to the 576 out of pocket medical expenses then Medicaid would start covering you. So basically you have no insurance until Medicare kicks in after 2 years of collecting SSDI. But there is always clinics and hospitals you can go to on a sliding scale, usually pay nothing. There are resources for the disabled but you have to seek them out for your city,county or state. That is an example, I'm surprised being a state employee you don't get insurance from them. I was a federal employee and get insurance and money from them. You can read my rant I posted below this to see what I'm talking about.
You have to be dirt poor to get Medicaid. Your husbands income is considered in the equation for Medicaid also. It really sucks.
I can't wait till I'm eligible for Medicare. It's not cheap but my insurance is going to increase by 60% come January. I got to figure something out quick. At least I'm able to work some in a controlled environment, working on that now.