Topic: Insurance - PCIP

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to see if I could get some help and guidance in regards to this new wonderful healthcare plan (sarcasm) My mom currently has PCIP which will no longer be effective next year, I've her enrolled on the healthcare.gov website but to no avail. The CSR just ask to have patience and check back in a few days.

I don't want to be in a predicament where she is not covered. My parents don't work and are Permanent Residents. My brother is currently helping them to pay for her insurance. I'm getting overwhelmed now since I'm her caregiver and now have to deal with finding the right, proper insurance.

Any help and guidance in the right direction would be appreciated.

Re: Insurance - PCIP

Hello there. I take it your parents are not retired? This is one time I am glad I am 73! I wish I could help you but perhaps someone will come on who is a little more savvy about all this mess. I understand its just another thing to worry about on your plate. How is Mom doing? We never did get together....let me know if you would like to...any time is good for me! Hang in!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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See if there's a patient advocate or social worker at the hospital your mom is being treated by. They may have some training (or know who does) to help you choose the right plan and navigate the sign up system (which the government knows is a mess). My sister is signing up for a plan under affordable care act to try to reduce her huge premium of her Cobra insurance. She is 51 and no longer employed due to the CC (perm doc sec disability now).
I'm hoping you can find someone to help make sure your mom has absolutely no gap in coverage.
Sincerely,
Willow

Willow

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I too have taken a look at this.  It is best to speak with a life person.  Be persistent, you will be able to reach someone.  It worked for me.
Please keep us posted.
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: Insurance - PCIP

This site may also be of help to you:
https://www.pcip.gov/

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My husband is in the exact same boat, he also is with PCIP and no one can help us with this, because the government doesn't know what is going on. We enrolled and we are just waiting. My husband is actually going to back to work after short term disability has ended so he can get on works insurance. We still dont know if that is a possibity either....send me your email, mine is hwomble@austin.rr.com. I will send you info I find out and if you could do the same that would be great. I will try to help  you anyway i can...

Good luck!!...hugs

Heather

My husband is my hero!!! Love him so much!! We are going to fight the best we can with knowledge, support from friends and strangers and God getting us through!!

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Please, please share with us any information you receive in regards to PCIP. 
Thanks much,
Hugs,
Marion

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

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Just to update,

we recieved some information in the mail yesterday, say enroll enroll in healthcare.gov like its all going to be okay!! I hope it is..... I called MDA asking them to please call me and let me know if they will just drop Gordon? or what will happen. They never called me back...basically the insurance will end on December 31st. but you can also go to a private insurance agency and get insurance, they cannot turn you down.

Im not much help...but just wanted to mention this

Heather

My husband is my hero!!! Love him so much!! We are going to fight the best we can with knowledge, support from friends and strangers and God getting us through!!

9 (edited by MyMomMyLife Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:53:58)

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Thanks everyone for your input, still waiting on a call back, apparently they need to contact me and the csr won't transfer me to their dept. Time is ticking...will call them again tomorrow.

Lainy, I moved to Houston in May. Miss PHX but glad to be close to mom.

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Being near your Mother in Huston will bring comfort, I am sure to you both. Guess if the CSR won't do anything for  you then ask who you can speak to above the CSR. How do you not have info for any on going patient. I am sure this stress does not help! Wish I could help but it is one time I am thankful I am over the hill! Please keep us updated on the situation and much good luck.
The weather here in PHX is gorgeous!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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Thanks for you reply Lainy, I'm very very disspointed by the system that is set up. I've spend almost four hours twice a day calling and speaking to supervisors who have told me that the system crashes or the verification dept is down. I just started my 6th application this morning and was told I've to upload the green cards in 48 hours. WOW simply WOW.

Beyond frustrated, PCIP ends DEc 31st, don't know why we are not getting a one year extension like it has been announced on the news. Thanks for letting me vent. Will also call the GI business dept Monday at MD Anderson and see what they have to say.

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MyMomMyLife....how frustrating of a situation this has become for you and millions of other Americans.  Supposedly the computer system is able to accommodate 50 thousand applicants simultaneously.  Sure hope that you are able to retrieve the much awaited cards.
Good luck and please keep us posted.
Hugs,
Marion

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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/994951f8-5e71 … z2n03nSLpD


wow this is just insane!!

Re: Insurance - PCIP

Are the top hospitals excluded?

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I live in New York State who had their own Health Insurance Marketplace which worked like a charm.  I also spoke with at least 3 customer service reps, all were helpful and walked me through the parts of the application that I had questions about.  It was quick and painless and I got a huge subsidy for my premium.

I blame states that counted on the federal exchange to fill their needs.

Hope it all works out for you!
-Randi-

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based only on my personal experience as a cancer survivor. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

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Randi....due to a pre-existing heart condition, my youngest son also is covered by our State's Healthcare Marketplace.  (California)  However; as far as I understand this coverage may not extend beyond 2014.  It may very well be that some (or all of the States) then roll over to the Federal Program. 
Hugs,
Marion

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER