How do you get medical help when you can’t afford it?
I have been unemployed for several years now, because I had to leave my job, due to the fact that my mother had dementia, and I was the only one left to take care of her. We put her in a nursing home about a year ago, and I have been having medical problems since then. I have had to depend on my siblings to pay my medical bills, but they can no longer afford to do that. How can I get medical help? I have no insurance, and little money.
- Diane ALv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
In the US, you apply for medicaid, go to free, based on ability to pay clinics OR the county health systems which operates hospitals and clinics ALL counties have them, look in a directory (ie on line) for the closest. Often if you are admitted the hospital will aplly for emergency medicaid in your behalf.
- ibu guruLv 71 month ago
IF you are unable to work, contact your nearest state welfare office (Dept of Social Services, or whatever your state calls it). You might qualify for Medicaid (MediCal in Calif.). If you are able to work, or only temporarily disabled, you might also get help finding a job (therefore health insurance through your employer), as well as temporary certification for Medicaid. This assumes you are US citizen residing in US.
- JudithLv 71 month ago
How about getting yourself a job like everyone else does? Just because you have medical problems doesn't mean you can't work. Lots of people work with medical problems.
If you think your problems are so severe that you can't work, file for disability benefits.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 month ago
You get insurance, and then you use it.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
medicaid and/or the reduced price clinics where you pay based on income.
- MamawidsomLv 71 month ago
What country do you live in?
The options would include:
1. Get a job. You no longer need to care for your mother so you are now available for work.
2. Apply for disability and or medicaid if you are unable to work due to your health and don't have any money.
- 1 month ago
In Canada (lots of help available), ...but the USA..!!!
No clue how the sick Americans manage when the government
fines them for non contribution of health insurance.
I am not American, but there must be ways to obtain treatments.
Please ask around.
You have my good wishes.
- A HunchLv 71 month ago
We have no idea where you are.
If you are in the United States, google "free medical clinic" and the area that you live in.
In my area, there is completely free clinic - but they only take a limited number of patients per day. The patients line up very early in the morning (like 5am) to make the cut.