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  •  2,833/year? (1+ / 0-)
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    Don't know where you are getting that from. Such data is usually expressed in terms of monthly income. But don't know where the article is getting $2,833 either, because it appears that the eligibility limit for Alabama  is $1,822/month (with many other states in the same ballpark,or less)
    http://www.medicaid.gov/...

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    by Catte Nappe on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 11:47:32 AM PST

    •  Agree.... (0+ / 0-)

      Chart at Medicaid.gov, for a family or 2, mother and child, appears to be $1822 + potentially $155 for the parent per month.  Not sure what the following implies:

      which has an income ceiling of $2,832 for a family of two, after deductions
      Not sure what is the implication of the deductions...
    •  interesting chart (7+ / 0-)

      In Alabama, as well as many other states, adults w/o children are not eligible for Medicaid at all. Period. Without the expansion that is in-your-face cruelty.

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      by annan on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 01:12:02 PM PST

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      •  Yep (3+ / 0-)
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        adults w/o children are not eligible for Medicaid at all
         Partially true here in Texas. Childless women do get screenings and contraceptive help. But you are plumb out of luck on getting treatment if the screeing shows you have diabetes, or high blood pressure, or what have you.
        Benefits include:

        Comprehensive health history.
        Gynecological exam and Pap smear.
        Screening for diabetes, sexually-transmitted infections, high blood pressure, and breast and cervical cancers.
        Assessment of health risk factors, such as smoking, obesity and exercise.
        Counseling and education on birth control methods, including the health benefits of abstinence.
        Birth control, except emergency contraception.

        https://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/...

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        by Catte Nappe on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 02:19:33 PM PST

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      •  It is that way in Florida. (0+ / 0-)

        My son is currently unemployed, looking for work along with the rest of the large pool of unemployed in our area.  He is getting no unemployment, and has no insurance.  He is diabetic, and can't afford the meds he needs.  So his health will deteriorate and eventually he will end up in an emergency room with serious problems that the insured will end up paying for.  Yet people complain about people like him, say he is lazy, even though he is looking everyday for a job.  One he went to apply for had 250 people sign up for 18 jobs.  Figure the odds he will get a call!  I can't afford to pay for his meds, plus a doctor to give him the prescription for it.  Plus all the blood tests they will need.  He just moved back home after not being able to find a job in PA.  He hoped it would be better here, and at least here he has a roof over his head, something he was losing in PA.  There is no medicaid for him in this state.  They act like single people don't get sick.

    •  I thought this had to be wrong (1+ / 0-)
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      $2,833/year is idiotic.. even for the South! (sorry Alabamans!)

      I tried to Google this but wasn't having any luck.. thanks for the link!

    •  That doesn't include the adults. (5+ / 0-)

      Look again at the table you linked. The $1,822 limit is for children to be eligible for coverage. In Alabama, the parents are not eligible if their household income is above $155 per month. 12 x $155 = $1,860, which still doesn’t get you to $2,832…so I assume there is some adjustment factored in that is not obvious at first glance.

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      by Joe Bob on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 01:26:19 PM PST

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      •  The way I read the footnote was (0+ / 0-)

        that the limit was 133% of FPL + $155.  But it was definitely not clear at all!

        Still, like you said, it doesn't add up to $2833, so who knows where that $ amt came from?

      •  But this explains why (1+ / 0-)
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        she wouldn't be eligible.  Her son would be, but she is not.

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        by La Gitane on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 01:52:10 PM PST

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      •  Here in Florida, my daughter-in-law was told that (0+ / 0-)

        if she made more than $300 a month, her children were not eligible for medicaid.  I still find that figure hard to believe, but that is what they told her!  She is a medical assistant, makes decent money, but not rich and has 3 children of her own, also raised her two brothers and is raising her cousin's 4 year old autistic son, who was taken away from his mom.  She needs all the help she can get, and her children have serious medical issues.  She has them on her insurance, has to pay for them, plus has a big deductable.  Her son's meds alone are going to cost her $1200 a month!  Suposedly they are trying to work out something to reduce the cost, but he may have to go off it because she can't afford that!  Not and have a roof over her head.  

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