Friday, December 12, 2014

Video Case Tip: Applying for BadgerCare Plus in the Marketplace

You can apply for BadgerCare Plus through the Marketplace. If you fill out a Marketplace Application and they determine you are eligible for BadgerCare Plus, they will let you know and send your application to your local County Consortium. You can also apply for BadgerCare Plus the usual way by applying through Access.gov.wi.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Now or Later?

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/12/02/health-insurers-need-doctors-to-hold-onto-medicaid.aspx

It's amazing how many people are trying to kill me.

After consulting with the Doctors that will be performing my surgery, I was given the choice to have the surgery between the holidays or after the first of the year, I was leaning toward next year, I wanted as much time as possible to spend with family, just in case, since this surgery is shaping up to be more brutal than I was expecting.

Now I have to make a decision soon because assholes in Congress are playing with peoples lives and livelihoods.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Video Case Tip: Medicare

Don't forget! Open Enrollment in Medicare is going on now! Consumers have until December 7 to enroll or change plans. Check out our Video Case Tips below to learn more about each part of the Medicare program.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Video Case Tip: What is "Spousal Impoverishment" Protection?


ABC for Health's Anna Kaminski defines "spousal impoverishment" and explains when the rules come into play. Click here or on the picture to the right to watch.
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Delayed Surgery

I was scheduled for a ct scan on the September 26th but there was an insurance snafu, it was done on October 6th and the follow up doctors appointments were on the 8th. My primary doctor called in a third doctor for a consult because my stomach and liver are in danger, the mass on my left side is pressing on my stomach and it's huge! There is another slightly smaller mass pressing on my liver, with smaller masses surrounding the hernia.
Surgery will be performed at St. Luke's in Milwaukee instead of Green Bay, my doctor feels they are better equipped to handle this type of surgery, I trust his judgement. I have to admit, I am a little nervous, but I also know I am in the best hands possible. My will to survive has never been stronger, besides, I have much to accomplish yet and God willing, I'll live long enough to see grand babies!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Getting Ready for Surgery

I have a CT scan scheduled for the end of the month and two doctors visits will follow, one doctor to do the major surgery called debalking and the other will do the hernia surgery. My primer doctor called in a specialist because the hernia is surounded by the mucinous tumors, it will require skilled hands to perform both surgeries. Thankfully and blessedly both doctors are just that.

I have been busy getting all of my affairs in order such as the DPA, medical directives, funeral arrangements (just in case) getting the house cleaned and ready for me to come home and recuperate, it's amazing how much needs to be done and how much there is to prepare for, for such an event. My goal was to make as money as possible this summer at the market so my children can pay the bills and have a cushion for unexpected expenses, but that didn't happen, I was sick twice, injured once all while taking care of my aged mother, two children with health problems, a sick dog, a neighbor that caused us problems and trying to make some money. Whew! Despite all of that, I was able to spend time with friends and family and now I have a whole bunch of wonderful memories to recall while I am recuperating.

I have no doubts or fear over this upcoming surgery, I am in the best possible hands and I have my fathers strong will to survive, there is still so much to do and I plan on being around to do it!