Q) My Father has Chronic Emphysema, ASPERGIOMA witch is a rare fungus that grows in the lungs also no cure just lots of medication to keep it at bay,high blood pressure,and diabetes he just turned 62 and has been on SSDB for about 1 yr has lost his House Car and almost his life because having to wait for his SS check. This month he finally got his first payment after waiting for 1 yr and he lost his health insurance when he went on disability he is approved for medicare but has to wait 2 yrs to get it…………. HE NEEDS HELP HE IS GOING TO DIE IF HE DOES NOT START GETTING OXYGEN…. like I said before he has lost everything please help him before he looses his life I’m watching my father slowly suffocate to death. IF HE IS DISABLED and cant work WHY DOES HE HAVE TO WAIT 2 yrs???????
A) This is a very critical situation – To get immediate care while waiting for Medicaid I recommend your father getting low-cost health care at a Community Health Center near you.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) health centers provide low cost health care through county clinics. Even if you have no health insurance or can’t get Medicaid you only pay what you can afford, based on your income.
HRSA Health centers provide services such as:
Diagnostic and treatment when you’re sick
Children immunizations and checkups
Prescription drugs and dental care
Substance abuse care and mental health services
HRSA are federally-funded health service centers that provide care for you, even if you have no health insurance or cannot get medicaid. Remember, you only pay what you can afford, based on your income. You can find a local clinic at this link http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspx