My name is Colleen and I am seeking financial help with medical and living expenses. I rolled my medical bills into my local credit union in or keep out of wage garnishment. My doctor told mt to apply for medicaid. I applied and did not qualify. Many people told me I could qualify for Medicaid if I could not pay medical bills. I re-applied (multiple times) and failed to qualify each time. Next, my doctor suggested I go to part-time in order to qualify. I was reluctant to do so but felt I had no choice, especially since my doctor refused to sign off on my FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) papers so I would not lose my job. So I went to part-time and lost my health insurance and my PTO (sick leave bank) which helped to supplement my income. I still did not qualify for Medicaid and I find myself in a very hard spot. I am still sick and can not pay for doctor to find out what is wrong, and now can not miss any work time. No work, no pay and that is all I have to cover bills which I barely can cover now.
A new boss is pressing me to get on disability and I do not qualify for it. I am not disabled enough, yet I barely can work 30 hours a week. Both disability and disability lawyers say I need a doctor to certify to disability that I am disabled. For 2-1/2 years I went to doctors, they never diagnosed me and wrote nothing in my records over what was tried or the tests that were done. That was $28,000.00 in medical bills. I have been able to pay down to $18,000.00 but lack of work and my inability to work more I am struggling just to meet monthly payments. My employer still wants me to go to doctors and get on disability that I can not pay for. The only insurance I have been able to get is ‘Obama care’, because I can not pay a premium. Of course, the insurance has a $6,000.00 deductible that I can not pay either. Co-pays are $50.00 and Specialists are 40% of bill (approx. $100/$160). There is no money for tests or prescriptions should they be necessary.
I do not live excessively. I have no cell phone, no long distance, no gasoline for car, no food money just food bank for the area.
So please, donations of any amount will be very much appreciated. Thank you for reading this and donating if you are able.
Send donations to the following link: https://paypal.me/ColleenSm
Thank you and God bless you.