I have been putting this off for weeks, fearing the worst, but I finally called Dr. Awesomesauce’s office today to find out if they accept Medicaid (which is the health insurance program for the poor). At first the receptionist told me they aren’t contracted with Medicaid, but then she asked me if I was with the local managed care organization, which I am…..and miracle of miracles, they DO take my insurance! I don’t have to change psychiatrists after all!
To say this is an enormous relief is an understatement. I’d almost resigned myself to losing Dr. A—I wrote a post about it not too long ago—but now it’s all settled and I get to continue seeing him. Thank God. If I had any other kind of state insurance, I’d have had to go to the county mental health clinic for my care, which would have been a nightmare because one rarely gets to see the same psychiatrist or nurse practitioner from visit to visit. And as much as I hate to admit it, I’m pretty high-maintenance and need continuity of care.
Speaking of which, I’m doing extraordinarily well these days. I’m just a wee bit on the high side, but that’s merely a by-product of the amazing weather we’ve been having and a much lower stress lifestyle. In fact, there’s a general feeling of well-being that I haven’t felt in a looong time. I’m still waiting on Social Security, but I know it’s a long process and I’m not really sweating it. I prefer to believe they’re gathering as much information as possible so they can make a good decision.
As to whether I’ll win benefits on the first try…..I don’t really have a feeling about it one way or the other. But I do hope they’ll take ALL of my issues into consideration, because with both physical and mental problems, I’m really screwed when it comes to jobs.
Anyway, that’s my good news for the day. What’s yours? 🙂