A group for our forgotten class. Personal stories, information and ideas for survival as well as fighting back.
Lets End Poverty, lets expand SS, SSI, SSDI and begin to fight for the implementation of FDR’s second Bill of Rights! (I take the fighting back part very seriously)
So… denied. Again.
So… denied. Again.
I know there are some new people here at JPR now, so for those of you unfamiliar with my story who want to know it: https://jackpineradicals.com/boards/topic/i-am-beaten/#post-53192
That is where I was some months back. Not long after writing that post, I had to stop coming to JPR for a while due to family issues and my own health. A lot of you here offered support, love, comfort, kindness… and I appreciate the hell out of that – always.
I applied for MaineCare Disability, which is health insurance you can (maybe, some times?) get, based on disability. I had the support of a family nurse practitioner, my licensed social worker, a mental health organization that had treated me in years passed, even a crisis center and a hospital. So, I had some pretty high hope for actually, finally getting health insurance. Maybe I would be able to stand for more than an hour again, dance again, run again, hell, do much of anything again… just as importantly, maybe I could go back to work.
I am in rough shape psychologically, but it is my back – and chronic pain, that prevent me from living as I want to. Proper medical care might have changed this. Nonetheless, regardless of my issues, my history, documentation and support and endless evidence from healthcare professionals, someone at the state determined that I was “capable of unskilled labor”. Thus I was denied health insurance – and hope.
My one hope is that the local hospital will provide something called “charity care” to possibly get me some diagnostic tests and then, possibly some treatment. I am looking into this now and filling out paper work. I still, however, will not be able to afford or receive thousands of dollars in dental care I need, I will still struggle to pay for my medications, and one of my greatest blessings is that I have a therapist who isn’t demanding payment – yet.
So, based on my experience, and my life now… I have a great of empathy for everyone who is in a situation like mine. Who can’t get help from a social safety net that should be so much better… that should work. Trump’s victory is a disaster for all of us. I can’t even begin to describe how depressing, how shattering it has been for me. I didn’t like Clinton, but she might have done some good, maybe, even if only to keep up her approval rating. Trump though… is the opposite of Sanders, of everything I believe in and hope to accomplish and be.
Now, in addition to having a real major conservative asshole for Governor, we will still have a senate and congress controlled by them – and now a President. There goes veto power, there goes Presidential power being used to accomplish something decent for us.
How can this be America? I am totally at a loss. I further expect that charity programs, medicaid and medicare and various other programs will be coming under heavy fire in the very near future. I just don’t get it. How can people be so god damned lacking in empathy?
There are people here at JPR that help give me hope and keep me going on, but I am at the utter limit of my tolerance for cruel and stupid. Just wanted to vent, I guess. I haven’t been here in a while… so thank you for reading.mmonk, Pangolino, FanBoy and 14 othersHaikugal, Silver Witch, daleanime, grouchomarxist, Dragonfli, Enthusiast, Utopian Leftist, GoodWitch, Lynetta, Rubicon, goodgirl, historylovr, NVBirdlady, LiberalArkie like this“There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress.” - Mark Twain
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