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The Other Illinois Tammy
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Hi Everyone,
I wanted to share with others that visit this site that there is help for people with no insurance. I have been fighting for a state medical card(still doing the appeal), in the mean time I have found other ways to get my treatment. Local Health Departments, Hospitals (they often have charity programs), the $4 prescriptions, medication providers, and public services (like churches, VNA programs, and general assistance programs). You have to check and see if any or all of these are in your state but help is out there.

I finally got the exceptance letter from the hospital that they will cover my doctor visits, lab work, x-rays, er visits, any hospital stays, eye doctor, cpap machine( a new one), and all the supplies. They will do this for 1 year and give me the time to fight the state she said. For those of you that I have not met I have been without treatment for a year. I am starting to feel better and even resting a little better. Thanks to all that have chatted with me and for your interest in my story. Thanks also for all the prayers that where said for me, someone must of been listening or it was just so loud that you have no choice :lol::calm:. I have my 3rd appeal date for 11-21-08 for the state card and if you would not mind keeping the prayers coming and the figures cross I sure could use it.

I have even been given special rights because of my lupus that they will let me see my rheumy and pay for the plaq. straight from the manufactorer. This is a blessing for those that don't have lupus and visit the site. I could of never of done any of this without all of your support and advise.
Again Thank You All,
Tammy
 

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Thank you Tammy for sharing your information with others :) Im sure it will help those most in need.

I will most certainly keep my fingers (and toes!) crossed for your appeal hearing on the 21st!

Take care
Joan:rose:
 

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Tammy,

My fingers and toes will definately be crossed for your on the 21st!

Good luck!

Love

Lesley
 

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Hi Tammy,

That's great news. I'm so glad that you have found a solution. It is just so maddening to know that people out there need treatment and are not able to get it.

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Hi Tammy

I was not a part of helping you recently with getting help for you with your medical expense but am sure glad you found that support and help in getting the medical help you needed.It as i have found myself trhe expense of medical bills without help can be a sense of anxiety and stress for someone that does not have the help they need.

I do know from my own expiernces that you can sometimes apply for financial help through paying for bills for test procedures whatever.All you have to do is ask someone in the billing area about it.

I sure hope this help you tammy to rest more comfortably now having help with these things.There are so many wonderful caring people in here and have the answers or will try to support you in here and the mods whom spend so much time trying to support us also is great.

from another Tammy:lol:
 
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