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  1. So, have been battling with my HMO about soo many things. I have several complaints in to Medicare too, but the thing with my HMO, they can refuse to send my medical records to CMS (Medicare) and Medicare will close my case, so unfair. Yesterday, I went over a 5 page letter of issues with my HMO. One issue I have with their prescriptions, is that if I do not call in to refill a prescription in 3 months, they will automatically cancel the prescription and I have to go back to my ordering physician to put in a new refill for me. I was trying to refill Medropred for my status migraine an
  2. Hi there. I haven't posted on here for a while. But I badly need help and information. I'm moving to the US, arriving on May 14th in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I will be living with my partner and will be under an F2 visa - spouse. My partner is a graduate student in the University of Alabama. She has full coverage including mental health. Unfortunately, her dependents will not be covered so I need to buy an insurance for myself because I imagine it will be super expensive consulting with psychiatrists without coverage. I have Bipolar II and ADHD. So far, I am doing okay on my meds so mostly I just
  3. I've already used double the amount of time off i have and I'm potentially losing my heath insurance Friday and I'm still in a day program (Partial Hospitalization Program) for treatment. I'm losing money by the day and my therapist says "you should be eligible for short term disability benefits" - but mine does not cover mental illness and/or pre-existing conditions. I work in Massachusetts, does anyone know if there are any options for short-term disability coverage for mental illness? I don't even know if I can file a claim after the fact, but it's so frustrating that it is so impossi
  4. In December my former employer's COBRA payment is going up to $700 - I need to buy my own plan, like, now because I'm in a partial day hospitalization program and outpatient program after that that's extending into December. I can't find a plan anywhere that covers mental and behaviorial health on any of the websites - I know starting in January the Affordable Health Care things start, but what do I do for December? Does anyone have a plan they like?
  5. I was fired from my full-time job that I had for 10 years about a month ago, leaving me with no health insurance until January when the Affordable Care Act takes effect. My medication (citalopram) isn't working and I just feel like shit. In addition to depression, I'm diagnosed with ADHD, and I strongly suspect that I may have social anxiety, although that's never been diagnosed. Since I lost my job, I've decided to be a stay at home mom to my daughter, which is wonderful, but I tend to get a bit weird when I don't see others very often, which of late is just my state of affairs. I tal
  6. My husband is changing jobs, so I'm filling out the insurance paperwork. This is group insurance - medical, dental, vision, scripts, life, Std, Ltd, all of it. I've done this before as each one of us has made career moves. However this is the first time I've had to fill out an evidence of insurability form. Is this a new thing for everyone? Is this just bad insurance that the company is offering? It makes me worry that they won't cover my bipolar or my kids ADHD since they're pre-existing conditions (even though we're going straight from one insurance plan to another with no breaks).
  7. Hello fellow canadians! I need help, moving back to Alberta soon and I found a place that will do an assesment for adhd and aspergers for me. It is expensive, no shocker there, and surely still cheaper than it would be to our neighbors to the south. Is there any company that offers personal health care coverage that will help pay for these sorts of things? I am 21, no longer a child, but I'm hoping to go back to school soon and I would really like to get this figured out. Any help would be fantastic, thank you
  8. Hi all, My insurance plan recently changed against my will, and instead of having the oh-so-amazing copay rate of $10 per appointment, it is now tiered. Regular doctors remain at $10, but specialists are $50 per visit. They are trying to make me pay $50 every time I see my psychologist. I will have to stop seeing him (or anyone else for that matter) because there's no way I can afford this bullshit. Do I have any recourse?? Shouldn't this be covered under parity laws? How can they charge that goddamn much per appointment when people have multiple appointments every single month (and
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