I am being forced off my family health plus program and onto full Medicare by Social Services. They gave me two weeks and then it ends! The lady I talked to on the phone said I had until the end of March! This is ridiculous! So I sent in the application to Medicare but I don't know what to do from here. I applied for the Extra Help program. I hope I qualify for that. I'm really stressed over this and the prospect of co-pays I won't be able to afford. Making a little over $1500 a month for me and my daughter isn't exactly rolling in the dough. I realize it is probably more than someone making minimum wage would make. I am hoping I can start the ticket to work program. I am worried about my back and mental health however. Now with the medical insurance being up in the air.. how will I be able to go back to work if I can't afford to go to the Dr?
I'm hearing about other folks getting a lot of new money taken from their paychecks lately too. I thought that when President Obama was elected he was supposed to be helping us, not hurting us! The rich people won't feel any pain if they loose a few extra bucks, but the rest of us sure do!
Rich is pretty much fully moved over into his house. He is still planning on taking the wood stove, a part of me wants to keep it just to keep it, but it is more trouble than its worth.
I have worked out a budget for this month. It does not include the premium for Medicare yet. I am hoping I will qualify for the help with social services. It is so nerve racking. Seems they want you to only be able to afford rent, electricity and a little food. Nothing else allowed for poor folk. Gotta say life really sucks sometimes.