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Originally posted by AnnieMaine
Check around and see if there is some sort of legal aid group in your area. They have lawyers to help people who can not afford a lawyer.
Originally posted by ringsaw
meh ignore mine, i cant find the proper link to the probono site looks like grace has it the best i could do atm is give driving directions to the st joseph county branch
Originally posted by autowrench
reply to post by aero56
I am sorry for, I feel your pain and suffering. I used to live in Indiana, and was on the program, so I know what you are going through. I destroyed my lower spine in 1985 in a semi truck roll over crash. For 24 years I went to doctors, specialists, and all kinds of therapists. I was told; "Smoking causes your back pain." "You are not a good candidate for surgery." "You are faking the pain." Of course, I could, and did get any narcotic I wanted, even Methadone. But not one doctor would address my chronic back pain. I moved to Ohio 5 years ago. One night I had my son take me to the hospital for a Morphine shot, something I have gotten used to over the years. I was sitting there, they make you stay for a while to see if there is any reaction, and i was running it down to the on call doctor about all of this. He told me, "I can feel your pain. If I make you an appointment, will you go?"
The rest is history. I went to the man, a gifted surgeon, who diagnosed me
with PARS Defect.
He fused and fixated my 5 lower lumbar, and I am a new man.
As far as fighting with Welfare, forget it dear, they do not care. they have a sliding scale they go by. I have been trying to get new dentures and glasses for three years now, even had a State Hearing on it. No dice. the States are flat broke, and so is the government. If Restore America doesn't take over on the first, we are all down for.
Originally posted by tribewilder
It is stories like yours that make me glad that I live in Canada. No, I am not trying to start anything at all here, but from friends who live in the United States, I am dissapointed at how some of you are treated as everyone seems to be just trying to get by these days.
My heart goes out to you and I wish I could help in some way. It seems to be that the middle class everywhere is being punished for doing what they have been told to do to get ahead in this life. You have done everything right and when you need help, somehow you are not in the right "category".
I do hope that you and your husband get the financial help that you require and that this is just a bump in the road for you. A lot of people don't realize how difficult it is to look after a loved one by yourself and I hope that these individuals never have to experience it.
Best of luck to you..
Originally posted by youdidntseeme
Also happening in Indiana a few weeks back, I posted a thread about another situation
Indiana Medicaid refused to cover a treatment for a young boy and essentially gave him a death sentence.
The story made some mainstream news outlets and an independant insurance company came through and offered to pay the $500,000 for the procedure.
Perhaps take your story to the media in some way. If IN Medicaid will not cover you, and the human interest story is picked up by the right coverage, perhaps an insurance comapny will come through for you like they did for this boy.