Emily - posted on 09/21/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
so i moved here from another state, and in that state my medicad process took less then a week. i had to move here and for almost three months now they have had me come in with information twice and had me send in info 2 times. at this moment i am with out insurence and have not been able to afford to go to the doctor except for one time and i have been told that becuase i have missed to much prenatel care and becuase i am almost 33 weeks that by the time i do get medicad i will not be accepted at most if not any office becuase of the laibilty tat something could go wrong. so i will most likely have to be a walk in birth at the er. i was told this by my medicad worker. so my child will now be delivered most likely by someone i have never met before that time. all the health department will do is give me proof of pregnacy which is only a urine test and free clinics will only check my blood pressure and do a simple phyiscal exaime. i was told before moving that i would be able to transfer my medicad from the state i moved from here with little to no interruption of medical care. then upon getting here i was told to apply and we would "handle as soon as possible," i have asked for a different worker adn have been told it would be handled and it was not, when i asked again i was told no. im not sure if this is the norm for arkansas but have been told by a few poeple in the medical profession that arknanasa as always been known for being terribly behind and inconsiderate of its poeple. i dont want to believe this to be true as i try to believe in the best of poeple and public services but at this point i feel as tho i can not be polite anymore and i can not except their lazy and inconsiderate answers to any vaild question i have. i feel cheated as i did research and planning for 3 months before moving to make sure everythign would be better here and to make sure my child would not go without anything including medical care. things where i was would not be much better except the medical care, tho id most likely be starving and homeless with no family and little hope of providing. here i have food, a stable home some family on my husbands side and enough income to make it week to week, tho the stress this medical problem is putting on me is awful. im very disappointed in the system.