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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 11:52 PM
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Need suggestions for a co-worker who needs medical care.
He's having serious problems with his eyes and needs to see an ophthalmologist. We don't have health insurance at work. Does Medicaid cover eye care? Do you know of any other programs that might be able to help?
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 12:01 AM
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1. See if the Lions Club in your area might help.
I know they help with eye care. I don't how how extensively they help in your area. They might only help children, disabled or seniors. But it is worth a try.
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salvorhardin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 06:52 PM
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2. Medicaid does cover some eye problems
Edited on Tue Mar-22-11 06:52 PM by salvorhardin
Good luck getting on it if he's working though. The income restrictions are frighteningly low. But check to see if your hospital has a social worker (many do, too many don't). She may be able to help your friend navigate the system. Most hospitals have assistance programs too, and will work with people to pay it off over time (especially if a social worker is on your side).
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indypaul Donating Member (896 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-11 11:15 AM
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3. Call Ind Univ School of Medicine - Ophthalmology Services
Edited on Sat Mar-26-11 11:39 AM by indypaul
317-274-4416 550 University Blvd. They might be able to
assist or at least make a recommendation for services.

That is of course in Indianapolis. Hope it helps though.
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mrmpa Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 11:40 PM
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4. Medicaid covers physicians care-opthamologists are physicians
Edited on Sun Apr-03-11 11:41 PM by mrmpa
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