ShootingStar wrote:I recently had a bad relapse, and luckily I was covered by health insurance at the time so I could get an MRI and Solu-Medrol. But now I 've lost my job and will have no insurance starting June 1.
What do you do when you have no insurance, no income and have a relapse? Just deal? I have applied for Medicaid but my children are 18 and 20 now so I doubt I'll qualify.
I go to my local county health clinic. They have a sliding fee scale based on income. Note that sometimes the doctors at my local health clinic are not specialized enough for MS care and I've had some other problems with them, but they're good enough for basic prescriptions and blood tests.
In addition, if you have either a St. Francis or St. Joseph hospital in your area, then they have a "charity care" program with a sliding fee system based on income and current financial liability (monthly debt, bills, etc). It should help keep you from getting into severe debt.