10759Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Decision
- Jul 2, 2002--- Constance Dickson <constance_clearwater_florida@...> wrote:
> Me too :-). How far is Corpus Christi my Dads brotherIt's a long way from Dallas, but only a couple of hours from San
> lives there?
Antonio. And the cost of living is pretty cheap in SA, and a fairly
good public health system. Also, a large teaching hospital with one
of the top ER's in the country. I don't live in SA, just south of
there and in a different county (you need to live in Bexar county to
get those medical benefits) but you could stay with me until you get
settled. And, in an emergency, they still can't turn you away, no
matter where you live. Also, I think to qualify for Medicaid here the
income level is about 1600 per month - at least that is what they
told my grandmother who is on medicare. I don't know if her age
changes the income qualification, or if they were only talking about
qualifying for Medicaid-paid nursing home care. And you can't have
more than $2000.00 cash or a vehicle worth more than (I think)
$4000.00. You really DO need to go somewhere else where you can get
the health care you need. Try not to let your kids upset you too
much. It is their age - they can't see much beyond themselves. They
ARE old enough to be on their own though, so if they are living with
you and aren't pitching in and helping it may be time to urge them
out of the nest. In the mean time, I think you need to go back to the
ER and demand proper treatment. Most all hospital receive some
Federal money, meaning they MUST except emergencies including from
those who can't pay. Not to mention the ethics involved. Peritonitis
is a medical emergency. Maybe a call to a local TV station informing
them that emergencies are being turned away and sent home would help?
Good luck - and I do have a spare room since my step-son moved out!
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