My mother is 86 and has Medicare + a great supplemental insurance she pays for.
I am on Medicaid only and can barely contribute to rent and utilities, if I can. I am living under her roof and am 55.
Medicaid last time I spoke to them wanted to see Mom because they said even though her social security is a little too high she could possibly qualify for Medicaid with copay for services.
By getting her into the Medicaid pool, they said they could become a third payor of medical bills and help her save money.
We are both incredibly short for money. I just found out today that she got a bill for over $200 a couple of months ago from the fire department going back to 2017 ambulance when she was dangerously sick. She has agreed to pay $30 per month and I reminded her I have no money to help with this.
Where I believe it gets dangerous is that she is currently paying off one ambulance and if she needs one now may hesitate because of a final cost sent to her. She already had according to her 2 very toxic reactions to cleaning chemicals over the past three weeks I just found out. I told her she should have called 911 and she said nothing.
I want to get her to talk to Medicaid in person if possible next week and she does not want to. I'm concerned she ought not to be paying this bill and the only way to know is to do what Medicaid rep told me and bring her in. The idea makes mom very upset.
We had yet another conflict over Money. I believe I can't let this go. Do you agree, or should I let this go? Aside from social security and whatever I pay for, mom is destitute. I see this bill as an injustice. We do not have a car and I rely on public transportation.
I have also told her yet again that until her ambulance is paid she is not to spend any money on me of any kind. I have told her we are both too old for that now. She does not want to hear this either and gets very upset.