Re: Long post,but hope you can help
Hi GG, I don't think some agency is looking to drop you to prevent paying for surgery. I do think these programs are monitored and it's likely time for an anual eval to see if you still qualify and deserve the benefits. Many people would much rather have the state pay for their insurance even when it does become available through an employer. So there is a system in place to make sure the tax payers that are paying for this program aren't being defrauded by anyone. Closing a store front may have cost you expenses, but the decrease in income may keep you qualified, you know the program better than most but I'm pretty sure there is a procedure to report changes in status.
As far as loosing your meds, There are cheaper alterantives. 50 cents worth of methadone a day will replace the thousands a month spent on long acting morphine. fentanyl patches or any of the long acting med. I went years without prescription coverage and methadone is the only alternative to whatever med your presently taking if you loose benefits. However I really doubt there is some conspiracy amed aganst you , they just want to see their tax dollars being put to use and used on those that need it. You are either eligable or not, and although it helps now, if your recieving a benefit your not eligable for, most states will demand their money back for anything they payed past your point of eligability. Better to have the program ended now if your don't qualify than to end up owing them tens of thousands of dollars when if at some point you could have obtained your own insurance or qaulified for a different program or no longer qualified for this one.
good luck, Dave
Last edited by Shoreline; 10-01-2007 at 03:34 AM.