Long story short my dad was diagnosed with ESRD and congestive heart failure back in May, he also has diabetes and high blood pressure along with severe nerve damage in both hands due to recent surgeries that doctors tried going in to place fistula for dialysis access and they had to be reversed because they failed to work. He was given Medicaid back in May and we were able to get him signed up for care giving services along with other services that Medicaid provided that helped him, transportation, equipment, full medical coverage, etc. he is also receiving SSDI ($1240). Well in November his Medicaid was terminated along with all of the services that are provided with it because we were told that his condition automatically enrolled him into a Medicare plan but that Medicare plan does not cover nearly half as much as his Medicaid was and now we are stuck once again and trying to cover that gap that Medicare leaves open in regards to home care, transportation and most importantly 20% that Medicare does not cover for his medical bills. I called and had him registered for a Medicaid waiver but we were told that it could take months even years for him to actually be approved and given the waiver. I guess my question is, how do these waivers work, what do they cover and is there any way possible to speed up the process of him being approved? We applied back in November and live in New Mexico if it helps. I’ve read that it increases his chances greatly of being approved if his condition worsens but his condition is already so severe I don’t understand why he wouldn’t have already been approved... mind you all he is only 43. I fear that nobody is taking us serious in regards to our concerns because he’s so young and they look at him and think, oh he’s not as bad as he portrays but he really is. Does anybody have experience or advice when it comes to these waivers? I appreciate any info you all can provide. Thank you.