In his 13 years, this is the 1st time we've found the need to reach out for help like this from our family and friends. In Missouri, as almost all states, a child with a disability's Medicaid eligibility is determined by the parent's income. Based on our barely livable income, Diego's Medicaid assistance has been put on a spend-down of $1,116/
month. This means that after we pay the spend-down each month, Medicaid will pick up any out-of-pocket medical expenses over that. Without Medicaid as Diego's secondary coverage, out-of-pocket medical expenses for Diego average $5,000 per month.
Yes this is all very ridiculous, but it is also very real. This spend-down went into effect December 2017. While I am trying to fight this determination, we are still required to come up with t
he spend-downs for each month since then.
Those who know me, know how difficult it is for me to ask for help. This is a mountain I can not climb for Diego on my own. Any little donation is so very greatly appreciated.
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