My father was diagnosed with ESRD back in May of this year along with congestive heart failure. He was able to qualify for Medicaid and will start receiving SSI disability in November. His kidney disease automatically qualifies him for Medicare but he was just notified by mail that his full Medicaid coverage will be terminated in November and reduced to “family planning” due to his income, even though he is below poverty line. This does not make any sense to me. He will start receiving ONE check a month which like I said leaves him below poverty line but he doesn’t qualify for Medicaid anymore because of his income? Is this an error? Is there something more to this decision that we were not told? We are very grateful that he has Medicare to help pay for his treatments and such but extremely worried about his Medicaid being terminated because that is what is helping him pay for his in home caregiving, transportation to and from dialysis, covers what Medicare won’t, etc. we have not heard back from his case worker and feel stuck as we don’t know what to do next. Should we appeal this decision? Re apply? Has anybody every been in a situation similar? So many questions that we have, so much stress. I am so terrified that he is going to start receiving medical bills that he cannot afford. Please don’t take me wrong I am very grateful for the benefits he has now but am soooooo confused on why his Medicaid was terminated. We were under the impression that he would qualify for dual eligibility but I guess we were wrong!