08 September 2011
Integrity & Honesty ~ At the Expense of My Kids?
You see, in the next few weeks we're going to have some big changes come along. Wonderful changes, things we've been waiting on for years are finally happening.
But it means that from October 1 to sometime in January my boys will be without medical coverage. As a mom that scares me. As a mom of boys, that about causes me to have a mental breakdown. It makes me want and think things that would normally not even enter my mind.
Since Jake lost his job in '09 the boys have been on Medicaid. I was on it for both pregnancies. It's not something we like or are proud of, but we are grateful that it was available. In a few weeks, we will no longer be eligible because our income will exceed the cut off (Yay!!!!) but we won't be able to get on company insurance until open enrollment in January.
Our next Medicaid review isn't due until December 31.
Jaron's 12 month check up is November 4th.
I've got a few "options."
1. Say nothing and close our case in Dec when the review comes up. Jaron's appt and anything else would be covered.
2. Wait until after Jaron's appt, close the case, and pray nothing happens between then and when we have coverage again.
3. Close the case immediately upon our pay increase, pay out of pocket for Jaron's check-up, and pray nothing happens between then and when we have coverage again.
I wish so much that I could, in good conscience let it go until the end and keep the boys covered. But I can't. I was brought up better than that. Plus, I'm so happy that we can get off of state assistance that I don't really want to wait to close everything out either...
So, I pray the boys will stay healthy and be fine. I know that God didn't bring us this far to let us get swamped in the debt of medical bills, so I trust. And I am so grateful that we are even in the position to talk about closing our case in the first place!
P.S. More details about all the changes will be coming in the next couple of weeks, when I've been given the all clear!