Q) I’m 65 yrs old, applied for Medicaid on 10-07-13, in the mean time, I’m becoming more ill, have all medical bills coming in, phone calls, was ill n taken again to the ER, had to borrow to purchase many tabs, dr and lab fees, when am I going to receive my cards?, I’m at a lost n need to be seen by a cardiologist, please help with answers.
A) I do not have access to specific information about your Medicaid application or enrollment status. However, I recommend contacting your state’s Medicaid office directly to check on the status of your application and to get more information about when you can expect to receive your Medicaid card.
In the meantime, if you need urgent medical care and cannot afford to pay for it out of pocket, you may be able to seek care at a community health center or public hospital. These facilities may offer care on a sliding scale based on income, which can help make the cost of care more affordable. You can also contact local nonprofit organizations that provide assistance to people who are uninsured or underinsured, as they may be able to help you access the care you need.
It’s important to continue to follow up on your Medicaid application and to seek care as needed.