View Single Post
Old 02-25-2013, 07:48 AM   #4
wendi.wendy
 
wendi.wendy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 170
Default

I've been on Medicare for about 2 years now -- when I went deaf in 2008, I qualified for SSDI and then had to wait 2 years to be eligible for Medicare. I've been lucky, I guess -- I'm in Illinois and was able to keep all my regular doctors and my audiologist -- so I haven't had problems finding health care professionals that take Medicare. My mom hasn't had problems either, and she sees a variety of specialists as well as her regular doctor.

But I completely agree with your views on the US healthcare system! My kids were both on AllKids (the IL version of Medicaid for kids) and I had to switch from their regular pediatrician to one that accepted AllKids. I definitely noticed a difference in the level of care. Luckily, neither of them were ever really sick or had serious health issues.

I envy my friends in Canada!
__________________
~ Wendi in IL
3a - fine, colored hair w/normal porosity (loves protein!)
CG since March 2010
Co-Wash: V05, Suave or Cure Care
Low Poo: Desert Essence
Condish: GVP Balm, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
Leave-In:
Cure Care, KCKT
Styler: SS FHG, Re-Coil, LALSG, BRHG

wendi.wendy is offline   Reply With Quote