Can You Get Medicare And Medicaid?

Can You Get Medicare And Medicaid?

>> guest: i can get medicare but i cannot get medicaid. i cannot get medicaid and so my son will not get it either. many states like california, new york, illinois and so forth, they have all of these ways that people can get medicaid. but not in oklahoma. here in oklahoma if you have a child with special needs and you want to get medicaid for that child you have to fill out a, a, an extraordinary needs waiver and that takes you about five years to get. and then if you do get it, it is only, it is for a short period of time so you have to keep going back every year and reapplying. and they are very tough on it. they are very very tough on it and it is very difficult. and then you have to have proof you have a home and you have to have proof that you have a certain amount of money to be able to qualify and you have to have proof that you have a job. you have to have proof that you can pay for respite care. you have to have proof that you can pay for all of these kind of things and it is really, really, really, really

>> jen: so it seems like the system is set up that it is not the easiest thing to do.

>> guest: no. and then people that have grown up with it since they were a child, they don't have any kind of education so they don't know how to do that stuff. and so that is why i am in the position that i am in. i am the person that people call who do not have anybody else to call. and i cannot help them.

>> jen: so when you, when you were, you went to your, the school district and said, we have a problem. it is not working.

>> guest: yeah.

>> jen: what happened?

>> guest: it just got worse. it got worse. it got worse and worse and worse. my son was, he was getting worse and worse. he was getting more unmanageable. he was getting out of control. he was getting aggressive. he was getting more and more aggressive. he was hurting other kids. it wasn't just me that he was hurting. it was other kids. and that's the reason that the school district had to finally kick him out. and they kicked him out for, i mean, real bad stuff, too, like he punched a kid in the eye. and they wouldn't let him back on the grounds after that because of his behavior.

>> jen: okay.

and so when you spoke to them, what did you say to them?

what were you asking them to do?

>> guest: i was asking them to do, i was asking them to do a lot of things. i was asking them to talk to me more often, i was asking them to give me more information about what was going on with my child. i was asking them to do, i was asking them to do a lot of things. they weren't really willing to do a lot of things.

>> jen: okay.

>> guest: but, you know, it was, it was, it, i was very frustrated. i was very frustrated with the whole situation.

>> jen: so when did you decide to pull him out of school?

>> guest: when he was kicked out for the second time.

>> jen: you just pulled him out.

>> guest: i just pulled him out.

>> jen: and so when he was, when you pulled him out of school, i mean, you were still working with the school district.

>> guest: yeah. yeah. that was our arrangement.

>> guest: that was our arrangement. i pulled him out of school and they were going to provide me with some kind of services. but they were very slow to do it. i mean, i am, i am so, i was so frustrated with all of this.

>> jen: sorry, go ahead.

>> guest: i was so frustrated with all of this because nobody was helping me. nobody was helping me. i was doing my best, i was doing my best. i was fighting with the school district, i was fighting with the school district. i was fighting with the school district. i was fighting with the school district. i was fighting with the school district. i was fighting with the school district. i was fighting with the school district. i was fighting with the school district. i was fighting with the school district to try to help my son. and nobody was helping me. i was doing all of the work. i was doing all of the work. i was doing all of the work. i was doing all of the work. i was doing all of the work and i was tired. i was tired of doing all of the work. everybody else was just sitting back and watching me.

>> jen: so when you pulled him out, then, you had to figure out what to do and how to help him.

>> guest: yeah. yeah. yeah. i was doing all of the work and i was tired of doing all of the work.

>> jen: what did you think you were going to do.

>> guest: i didn't know what i was going to do. i didn't know what i was going to do. i didn't know what i was going to do. i didn't know what i was going to do. i had no idea what i was going to do.

>> guest: i had no idea what i was going to do. i had no idea what i was going to do. i had no idea what i was going to do. i had no idea what i was going to do. i

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