no insurance and no job, would you lie to get on medicaid so you can get treated?
I was on Medicaid until I moved back in with SO and had to add him to my paper work. He makes $25k/yr before taxes. I am diabetic, insulin dependent, and I have no income of my own. SO and I are not married (and never will be) so I cannot get on his insurance. I am currently looking for a job but no luck because as it stands right now, we cannot afford a sitter and we don't qualify for any kind of state help because SO makes too much.
I will not lie to get on Medicaid but numerous people have told me to and say that I am being stupid because it's my life at stake. I am seriously depressed about this. I just don't believe in lying about this kind of stuff but at the same time... I really don't want to die.
I have gone without insulin now for 11 days and in no way can I afford to pay for it (we're talking over $1,000 for 1 months worth of meds). I'm seriously at a loss and I don't know what to do. My sugar levels are through the roof... as well as my anxiety and depression over this.
Honestly in your situation, yes I would. I don't agree with people that take advantage of the system when they could make it without help, but you're talking about a life threatening illness. You need treatment for your own sake and for your child. I would say he moved out or something like that.
You should do whatever you can to get insulin. Even if that means getting married. How have you gone 11 days without insulin? Are you type 1 or 2? It's dangerous if you leave it too long you will get sick and probably end up in hospital with DKA. I'm so sorry you are in this situation.
Quoting Chim Richalds:" How do you make too much only making 25k? "
I have NO IDEA! I seriously thought we would be fine and I would be able to keep my Medicaid until I could land a job but I got the letter stating that SO makes too much and they cut me off completely.
Have you called the pharmaceutical companies and see if they will help you? Sometimes they have programs but yes I'd lie to save my own life to be there for my daughter, or I'd suck it up and marry him long enough to save my own life