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gollum
 
Reply Mon 26 Aug, 2013 05:59 pm
A man and his are wealthy and have one child. The child has a serious illness that is very expensive to treat. Can the child receive Medicaid benefits to pay for the treatment, on the grounds that the chid (by itself) has no income or wealth?
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Mon 26 Aug, 2013 06:09 pm
Not Medicaid, but perhaps social security disability.

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InsuranceLady
 
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Reply Wed 25 Sep, 2013 09:06 am
@gollum,
Most likely not, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program are for low income families. Medicaid recipients are below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level. CHIP is for those higher than that, but depending on how "wealthy" the couple is their child may not qualify.
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londonmobile1
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jan, 2014 02:29 am
@gollum,
It depends. Because many treatments which are categorized as experimental are not covered under medical benefits.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jan, 2014 06:13 am
@gollum,
I know there is some way you can have your child removed from your insurance and have him pick up medicaid benefits. Now I am not sure about the wealth part of it. My friend is going through this currently-she is not wealthy, but as a family they own a home and can pay their bills and the basics.

She has a child that has a serious and rare disease which is going to be very expensive for all his care. At some point she is supposed to take him off her insurance (as the expense will be so high) and then get him on medicaid. It is very complicated and even after being walked through it with a so-called expert, she is still confused on how to go about it.
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BeHereNow
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2014 12:27 pm
@gollum,
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Can the child receive Medicaid benefits to pay for the treatment, on the grounds that the child (by itself) has no income or wealth?


Although most children are independently wealthy and pay their own - wait, maybe not.
Parents are financially responsible for children, if they (the parents) have income or resources. If they don't have income or resources, the taxpayers are responsible for them.
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