I was finally able to find a Chiropractor, and that took two hours, as most of them that were listed by my health plan, do not take Medicaid. Now, why most of the doctors were even listed in the health care directory, whose clients are almost all on SSI, is beyond any understanding.
Now, if I went outside of my health care plan, I could likely find more, but I question the rational of even bothering to have them in the book, a book made for people on SSI and therefore on Medicaid or Medicare, if they do NOT take the insurance ?
I was starting to wonder if I would be able to find one, that would even take Medicaid. Out of a grand total of 6 listed for the speciality I needed, I found one. ONE, think about that.
To make matters worse, the current health care changes, will equal cuts to what said doctors are paid, and this will mean even fewer doctors, who will take on Medicaid/Medicare clients. Not that I can really blame them, but I can see a time happening, where you are going to have to hunt under every rock and go way out of your way, to find a doctor, that takes either one.
Recall, who is on Medicare/Medicaid … Elders, children with disabilities, and people like me, who are not aged, but disabled. All persons who have little income, or means of long range transportation, who are going to having to go far from their homes, just to see a doctor.
On the upscale, the antibiotics seem to be working, as the ear doesn’t feel quite like someone boxed me upside the head anymore, just a little deaf still on that side. So good news on that front. Still in a major flare though, but I do not expect that will go away, until the infection does and the weather settles down. And we are going into hurricane season.. yeah !! NOT !