Saturday, January 31, 2015

I still have the blues and medical insurance issues

It was just plain miserable having the blues over Christmas and New Years. I'm very tired of feeling this way when everything in my life is going smoothly, it's just beyond reason. But it is what it is. I'm beginning to feel that exercise may help. This is a true sign of my desperation to change the fog I'm spending each day in. 

I guess I'll be dusting off the treadmill.

As for medical insurance, now Primo has been signed up for our the insurance that our state provides for low income children. I have NO IDEA who signed him up, maybe it's automatic when a child is adopted via foster care??? 

I've called the state children's insurance twice asking for them to remove him from their list. During the first call they assured me they had no record of Primo. I can't believe this after I have received not 1 but 2 welcome packets. When I called again the person qualified to remove him from the insurance was not available.

I don't think Primo needs three insurance carriers, I'm not sure it's even allowed. If our family was low income I may consider using the state children's insurance, but we're not and I don't want to take a service that is not meant for us.

Just last week I received a new medical card for this state insurance, I guess I will be calling them again and asking them to remove Primo from their insurance, not that it will do any good.

As for Medicaid and our private health insurance I'm now realizing that to keep the Medicaid I need to take Primo to a pediatrician that takes both our private insurance and Medicaid. For the simple reason that when I take Primo to a specialist (which is every 6 months, for regular care, not to mention what he may need in the future) I need a referral from both insurances.

I'm feeling very sad about this because Primo's new pediatrician was the best kid doc I'd ever had over the last 20 or so years, and as an added bonus he and Primo shared the same skin color, doesn't accept Medicaid. The only solace I have in this whole insurance BS is that when I talked to Primo's pediatrician about what I should do he advised me to always try to hang on to Medicaid as having this as secondary insurance could be extremely valuable if Primo ever needs major medical intervention or mental health services.

So now we search for a new pediatrician that accepts both our private insurance and Medicaid...


  1. I struggle with the blues too. Sam - e helps me a lot. You can find it with the vitamins. I take two a day when the blues start up again. I know several people who swear by it and some who don't think it helps. It might be worth a try.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion, I'm going to try Sam-e.