A step backward…


Just as things settle down and I start to feel better I am bashed with another problem. I just got a notice that I am losing my insurance. I have Medicare, but I have an advantage program for my prescriptions. This program was paid for by PAAD (don’t know if everyone has this, but it is for aged and disabled with little income). I had extra care and my part B was paid for. It also gave me eye care and dental insurance, plus a gym membership I never used.

I don’t know how this affects me this time. This is not the first time it has happened, but this is the best program I have had so far. It means I have to call people and find out what to do, who to call and how it will affect me as in losing my doctors, some benefits, possibly higher copays, etc. I do have a county number to call to help. I called them last time and since a large group will be losing their insurance and calling they are usually familiar with what is available and what is best for each person. Thank God for them at least.

I am falling back into depression from this. I hope my meds get stronger before I really fall back into a deep depression again. I am terrified of phones, people, and new situations. I already have appointments set up for 2017 and I may not have those drs in the new plan.

After I found out yesterday I went back to bed and stayed there til noon today and now I want to go back again. I just don’t handle change well at all.

Of course there is the possibility that this one will be better. I am trying to concentrate on that.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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20 thoughts on “A step backward…

  1. FLO

    Hugs to you, my friend. I sympathize. In fact, I empathize. I hate making phone calls, too. My dh will just pick up the phone and do the call. I put it off about as long as I can and I try psyching myself up to do it. Ridiculous but true. I’m hoping this new thing will actually result in your getting better, cheaper care. I can hope. Hang in there.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Thanks Flo. Yes one can hope that I can find cheaper and better care. Remember though this usually changes my drs and I am tired of changing drs. That scares me as well, plus I lose continuity of care. I have the county number to start with at least. Soon they will know the better program around because the calls will start as everyone gets their notice and scrambles for coverage.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Thank you Jonathan.Yes I have heard the expression and the one that “This too shall pass.” I panic over everything. High anxiety. I am still here and it has happened before. Thanks for the well wishes and confidence.

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  2. avaswan

    Oh no I’m on the same program. I hope you find a good solution easily to this problem. I haven’t got word on this yet but I will be forewarned. Hope you feel better soon sweetheart.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Thank you. There are different programs out there so maybe yours won’t be affected. I hope yours is fine for your sake. It’s happened to me twice after finding the first one.

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  3. FLO

    As we grow older I find it harder to deal with change, especially sudden change. I suppose that’s part of growing old but it is disruptive. Just when we think we have got a grip on something, made it into a routine, BAM!, something changes. I have lost two of my doctors, a primary and a podiatrist. Thirty years of a relationship and now I have to accept a replacement and in this case, it’s women I lost and men replacing them! I like female physicians! Perhaps, at least one of these new doctors will be compatible. Hope you find good doctors to replace those you may lose.

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  4. Anna

    It seems you have to be well to cope with all the work around being sick. That’s weird. Even if we don’t have the same health care systems that you have it’s the same here. People that are sick don’t have time to be sick and try to get well because of all phonecalls to doctors and so on. I can understand why you hate changes. I hope all works out for you eventually.

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