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Old 05-03-2010, 04:56 PM #21
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Thanks for the links. I decided to try going to a therapist with a sliding fee scale. On the phone the woman I spoke to said with my income sessions would be $35. I hope this is the case; if it is, I might be able to afford atleast a few sessions.
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I am disabled so medicare pays for my Pdoc visit with my copay $35. Medicare part D pays for part of my prescriptions but I still pay ~ $250/month until I hit the "donut hole" and I have to pay 100% for prescriptions. I had to stop taking Invega when I was in the donut hole because Invega cost $500 for a month's supply.

My son has no insurance, no benefits. He qualifies to see a free physician's asst that prescribes his meds for ADHD and bipolar. His meds cost ~$400/month. I am not happy with the quality of care with his PA and if/when I can start working per diem I will fire the PA and pay for a MD.
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I have no insurance and currently cannot afford private insurance...
I pay for my weekly therapy session on a sliding scale through the county I live in ($27.00) which is Johnson County, KS. The county offers free crisis care and and almost free inpatient type of Crisis Care center where you can stay for a couple of weeks if you are either suicidal or going through a some sort of truma, it's NOT a hospital though, but an alternative.
The county does offer hospitalization if needed as well and you pay according to your income, the rest is coverered by gov't subsidies and grants.
There are many different free groups in KC metro area too (group therapy) for just about every psychiatric issue.
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Im from Australia. We have medicare. I pay a gap payment of $25 for pdoc and $10 for general doctor. this is the cheapest i have heard of in Aust for a private pdoc. i negotiate the fee when i cant pay. and have have seen her for free also and the government and tax payers pay the rest of my medical bills. There are also goverment services which are free to see but usually short term and cbt or other basic therapy. Im very lucky to have the health care i do for so cheap. the pdoc actually charges 175 an hour. so its way cheaper.

I get subsidised meds so it costs around 6 dollars each medication.
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I'm on Disability so have Medicare/Medicaid so I don't pay anything for my therapy or doctor visits. I am one of the lucky ones.

For my meds my Medicare part D has me pay either $2.50 or $6.30. I am hoping I don't hit the donut hole. The last couple of years I had an HMO instead of my Medicare, I'm not sure how it worked but Medicare paid them for my medical bills and through them I had dental and vision in addition to my regular stuff. Through them I also had my prescriptions and I didn't have to pay for my prescriptions either but this year they quit covering Arkansas. Bummer too because I could get contacts through them and now I have to get glasses and pay for them. I miss my Wellcare.

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I had a great insurance with low copayments through my job. Unfortunately I got laid off last year July but (thanks to the Obama administration + already existing grants) I am able to continue the health insurance for only 20% of the premium until January 2011.
I won’t be able to pay the full premium of approx. 600 dollar a month next year, but I am not going to worry about it now. I am thankful that at least I could continue my insurance for now.
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There is counseling service in the next town that does your initial diagnoses for free and match you with a provider that you can afford where ever you live. They have a list of those providers with a sliding scale. It makes things so much easier.
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I get insurance through my state. I pay a small fee each month for full health care coverage. If anyone is having issues with paying, check with your local assistance office.
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The ONLY adults in MS that are eligible for any medical coverage have to either be blind, over 65 or receiving SSI (not the same as social security disability). They will provide NO OTHER ADULTS ANY COVERAGE. Well, I take that back, they do provide pregnant women coverage if they are a certain percentage at or below poverty level.
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