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5. I found it - EVEN WORSE WITH MEDICAID
Edited on Tue Nov-17-09 09:55 AM by Traveling_Home
This chart is from 10/08 Services Provided by State

http://medicaidbenefits.kff.org/service.jsp?yr=3&cat=11...

Here's some examples

Alabama
Limited to basic level prosthetic and orthotic devices determined medically necessary; prosthetic eyes or lenses, devices to close oral cavity created by congenital defect or surgery, internal life-supporting devices are also covered

Arkansas
Orthotic appliances limited to $3,000/year, prosthetic devices limited to $20,000/year

Mississippi doesn't cover orthotics or prosthetics

Penn (requires a copay)
Limited to orthopedic shoe inserts and selected orthotics, specified frequency and quantity limits apply

and lots more


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  -For 12-Year-Old Without an Arm, Insurance Has Run Out (already met his lifetime maximum benefit) kpete  Nov-17-09 09:27 AM   #0 
  - well... alrighty then.  Soylent Brice   Nov-17-09 09:37 AM   #1 
  - I fucking at BCBS, I have them through work and they pull this shit all the time.  apnu   Nov-17-09 10:25 AM   #12 
     - sounds like their modus operandi  Soylent Brice   Nov-17-09 10:48 AM   #16 
  - A person that I know had a brain tumor her insurance paid for the surgery  AlphaCentauri   Nov-17-09 09:38 AM   #2 
  - and I bet her layoff was due to her employer's premiums skyrocketing  DBoon   Nov-17-09 09:58 AM   #6 
     - it is also my guess  AlphaCentauri   Nov-17-09 10:12 AM   #9 
  - Do Medicare and Medicaid cover Orthotics/Prosthetics differently? nt  Traveling_Home   Nov-17-09 09:40 AM   #3 
  - Well what does he expect, Health Ins. costs an arm AND A LEG.  mikelgb   Nov-17-09 09:47 AM   #4 
  - I found it - EVEN WORSE WITH MEDICAID  Traveling_Home   Nov-17-09 09:50 AM   #5 
  - This is why they want to make it legal  safeinOhio   Nov-17-09 10:22 AM   #11 
  - Its all about profit.  Historic NY   Nov-17-09 10:02 AM   #7 
  - lifetime maximum???  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Nov-17-09 10:03 AM   #8 
  - Can't argue against it. It's a NUMBER.  Festivito   Nov-17-09 10:39 AM   #13 
  - In almost every policy  stray cat   Nov-17-09 10:55 AM   #17 
  - This is criminal. We need to give Blue Cross a pile of money so they will cut this out!!!!  John Q. Citizen   Nov-17-09 10:16 AM   #10 
  - TWO piles of money!!!!11!! /nt  Festivito   Nov-17-09 10:40 AM   #14 
  - 30k for a prosthetic arm that he'll grow out of soon!  superconnected   Nov-17-09 10:44 AM   #15 
  - they have to custom fit them  CreekDog   Nov-17-09 11:21 AM   #18 
  - Screw him! The HCR bill is imperfect and little Benjie must wait for a perfect single payer bill!  HamdenRice   Nov-17-09 11:28 AM   #19 
 

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