No Medicare, No Medicaid, Now what?
by Tricia Smith
I am 62 and retired in 2007 due to disabilities. It took me 2 years to qualify for Medicare. When I got it, I could not afford the premiums. Medicaid paid the premiums for me for two years.
Then with the new Health Care Law they stopped. I had to drop out of Medicare. Now, Medicaid does not take single adults.
When I talked to Medicare they told me once you are out they make sure you cannot get back in by raising the premiums so high you cannot afford them.
I am left without any insurance and no way to get any insurance because of this new Health Care Law. i am breaking the law because of all the mandatory requirements. I do not dare call a doctor if I get sick.
Any suggestions? My disability benefits are my only income.
Wendy I do know that once you cancel, the premium increases the longer you wait to get back on, get over your fear, and get to the Social Security office to see what you might do! Don't wait...
Read page 9 of this publication for Low Income.. get answers directly from the source.