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Old 08-04-2005, 04:59 PM   #5
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Re: Medicaid and SSI denied..?

Hi just wanted to give my experience with this also. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter with DS. We live in CA and she is considered disabled however we cannot collect it for her because of my income. Also our law states that when she is 18 years old she is elible ONLY if she does not have more than $2,000.00 in assests. The whole program is not fair for our kids. My girl also does not qualify for insurance thru her disability because of that same money issue. Which makes the SSI program only useful if you are extremely poor. We definately need reform in these programs for kids. The money is not an issue for us however the insurance is. I am now going to insure her thru my work because it is an HMO and we can insure people with preigisting conditions. A private policy will not insure her because she is considered uninsurable. I know the problems so well that you all face because my daughter has had health issues realated to her Downs that have cost major $$ in hospital stays.

Good luck to you...