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Old 08-28-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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I applied for Medicaid on JULY 25...they supposedly have 30 days to process. I called this past week and they still have gotten to my application yet. The woman said it's taking the full 30 days. So I said I should hear this coming week then, and she just said "hopefully". AHHH Then I started spotting so I went to the e.r. on Friday and will be at the midwives practice this week, technically no insurance. I know they will back cover, but it is driving me crazy how long it is taking!!!

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Old 08-28-2011, 07:33 PM   #2
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I don't know anything about Medicaid, but just sending you . That sounds super frustrating! I know I'm frustrated dealing with both the ins. covered hospital and the out-of-pocket MW and trying to balance all that, I can't imagine how crazy-making it would be to even be waiting to get any ins.!
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:02 PM   #3
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Sorry it's taking so long! My application went through super fast; I think it only took about a week for me to find out that I had been approved...:/ That's here in Virginia, though. There might be more people applying in your area?
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Sorry they're taking their time! I applied this past tuesday and I got a letter in the mail saturday! Keep on them though!!
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:12 AM   #5
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I applied for Medicaid when I first found out I was pregnant (4 weeks-ish) and didn't get approved/into the doctor until 14 weeks...
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I just got our Medicaid approval last week, roughly 30 days after I applied. The problem is, with SO many people out of work and needing assistance and state budgets being cut (the case workers are cut before the supervisors are), they are severely short staffed and over-worked right now. I had to get them to push ours, though, because DS has epilepsy and was running out of his medications, medications I cannot afford to pay for out of pocket. Thankfully I came across the one polite, understanding, nice case worker that our county employs (bad experience in the past with the caseworkers here and in Iowa) and she processed everything while I was on the phone and then gave me the billing number so I could get his meds refilled before we even got the cards.
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:39 PM   #7
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woo hoo! i got my letter today! yippee!! what a relief! and in time for my appt on thurs, now i just need to get my referral which they will do over the phone.
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I am so glad they finally got back to you! I can't imagine waiting that long... here in Idaho I went in as soon as I found out I was pregnant and I knew I was approved and had picked my doctor by the end of the meeting.
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