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Medicaid policy change?

Adoption

When we adopted David, a part of the adoption decree was court ordered Medical Assistance until he is 18.  This is because he was a special needs adoption and would have ongoing health care needs. We didn’t request special consideration for medical assistance, it was granted automatically as part of the adoption process for special needs children.

Today I was notified by the PRTF where he resides, that medicaid rejected the invoice stating that David’s case was closed.

So I called our county social services office and asked about it.  Seems we have to reapply every year for his benefit even though it is court ordered.  This is a first for us.  We have never had to apply for it before, even before the adoption was finalized.

I don’t understand this.  It is a simple thing to complete the paperwork.  It is 23 pages.  That isn’t my point.  How can they arbitrarily deny him a coverage that was court ordered?

I just don’t understand.  Lucky enough, the social worker works for the state and not the federal government.

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Who makes major life decisions

for our son? Turns out, it may not necessarily be his mother or myself. Quite frankly, it may not be the team of psychiatrists or other professionals associated with his case. It for sure doesn’t seem to be the psychiatric residential treatment center where he is a resident, or the school where he is in… Continue Reading

The reason for disabled kids….

There is a politician in Virginia who believes… ” disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy. ” I won’t say his name, because that in my book would be akin to an endorsement. I say this Mr. Politician.  My wife has never had an abortion, not that it is… Continue Reading