For those of us who have cell phones and ONLY cell phones (could not afford landline and cell both, and being disabled, living way out on lonely country roads and having an old car, cell phone is critical) and can only afford very limited time, this is a bloody nightmare. I wish cell services would make 800 numbers free like they are for lands.
Oh, and my local medicaid office? I have to reapply every six months, hand over a mountain of paperwor, and invariably something that was supposed to be there didn’t get faxed over or was lost and instead of saying “could you bring X in we don’t have it.” They CANCEL your medicaid and you have to go over this crap ALL OVER AGAIN.
I have actually developed an anxiety/phobia issue about talking to these people at this point.]]>
The school offers “disability services” – seems easy enough?
Requiring extra time, and large print exams, I got the doctor to write a letter, send it to the disability services office. Denied. Why? I guess they didn’t like that doctor. Go find another one. They lose the file. Bug the doctor for yet another letter. Takes 2 months, at which point, I’ve already taken, and done poorly on, one full set of exams.
I guess the school and I have different thoughts on what constitutes disability “services”. The message here, if you’re not neurotypical, don’t even bother.
Thank you, as always, Amandaw.]]>
My brother has Type I Diabetes, and is supposed to get one eye exam every year fully covered by his insurance. Every year, he has to pay out of pocket when the claim is denied. Then he spends around 6-9 months teaching the insurance company how to read his policy. They finally pay up after he has sent them letters from his doctor (“Yes, the patient is STILL diabetic”) and argued with multiple levels of insurance reps. And then the process starts all over, because it’s time to schedule his next eye exam!]]>
Thanks for articulating it SO well!
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