MEDICAL EMERGENCY

Medical Emergency: Act Now! Preserve Access to Quality Health Care A combination of poorly informed governmental decisions and bureaucratic bungling has created a medical emergency across the state for thousands of dual-eligible Texans and the physicians who care for them. “Dual-eligible” patients are old enough to qualify for Medicare and able to qualify for Medicaid assistance because of their income. Steep budget cuts threaten their care — and may force some doctors to close their doors. Preserve access to quality health care. Please ask Texas legislators and the Legislative Budget Board to reverse the cap on Medicaid-allowable paymentsfor dual-eligible patients and ensure physicians can continue to see these patients.

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Texas Medical Association Hidalgo-Starr County Medical Society Harris County Medical Society

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  • Samantha Thomas This GLITCH IN MEDICAID'S SYSTEM IS GOING TO END UP KILLING SOMEONE! IT WILL END UP KILLING MY HUSBAND BECAUSE HE IS A TYPE I DIABETIC & WE CANNOT AFFORD THE 2 TYPES OF INSULIN HE TAKES, THE TEST STRIPS THAT ARE REQUIRED, OR THE SYRINGES NOT TO MENTION HIS HEART & BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINES! IT IS TIME TO GET THIS PROBLEM FIXED!

    FURTHERMORE, I AM ON LIFE-SAVING MEDICATION FOR MY HEART IN ADDITION TO MEDICATIONS FOR LUPUS (SLE), SJOGREN'S DISEASE, FIBROMYALGIA, OSTEOARTHRITIS, & LUMBAR SPINAL DAMAGE, NERVE DAMAGE, & OTHER PROBLEMS THE AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES CAUSE.

    WE BOTH HAVE DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS COMING UP BUT IF MEDICAID ISN'T FIXED, WE CAN'T AFFORD TO GO BUT WE ALSO CAN'T AFFORD "NOT" TO GO!

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