Q) I applied for medicaid on Healthcare. Gov and they said Im not eligible for Medicaid OR a jealthcare tax credit. It said something about me being married and filing a seperate return. I have not lived with my husband since 2004! My son told me he is on Disability anyway. I have been enemployed since Nov. 21, 2014. My unemployment benefits ran out at the end of March 21,2015. I pay rent where I live and am responsible for all my own bills and my food.
I was taken to the ER March 28th for dangerously high blood pressure I stayed overnight in the hospital. I have Hypertriglyceridemia and Malignant Hypertension. Then a couple weeks later I was admitted again for a couple days. This time they said it’s Unstable Angina.
I now have over $24,000.00 in hospital bills, no job and no unemployment! If I dont continue medical care I will end up dying. I cant get it because I have no way to pay.
If I’m not eligible to get Medicaid THEN WHO IS? I have no way to buy the $350.00 in medication I need so I dont have a heart attack. Please explain this to me
A) If your state is not expanding Medicaid and you can’t afford a health plan you can get 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.