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Medical question #7230935
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Been need total knee replacement for probly 18 years , worn out 1 knee arthrituis, other ok I think, no Heath ins for 5 years since place I work for went out an been 2 pt jobs for 3 an 5 years no ins,don't matter as per existing cond an no ins going pay it, so it worse lately, put weight on little since end Jan an worse, gets stiff an if I drive a hour, really start have trouble, hobbling around, s little bettwr in trap season less weight but without a tile spade, I doubt make it trapping as I carry it to aid walking with check nearly every trap no matter how close to side road in a ditch, summer be good time an maybe do some trapping in fall,no idea how have done an without an an lots money , what u do? How much physical therapy I got go to? I understand u got have someone take u every other day , impossible an cost ? Unreal

Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7230936
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Disability conman

Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7230940
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Can't get it

Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7230943
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Put some Duct tape on it and walk it off.


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Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7230945
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With all your ailments how do you not qualify for disability?

Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7230951
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Bodine Electric coonman, right down the street from you. They have insurance and pay a lot more than you're making now. $2000 hiring and retention bonus along with more money. They'll expect you to work I'm sure.

Have you checked into being a candidate for knee surgery at University of Iowa for their students? I have no idea what that would entail but you've got time to find out.

Good luck

Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7230969
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Why don"t you try for medicaid, unless you're way over $17,000 for 1 person. Under Obama care you can't be turned down for pre-existing conditions, and you can get help paying for the insurance you need


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Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7230973
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Dang that sucks Dave


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Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7230987
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Getting rid of pre-existing conditions was almost the only good thing that came from obamacare.

Seriously try for medicaid. I am sure you can apply online through your states human services department.

Going for Social Security disability will take at least 18 months and at least 1 appeal. After the 1st denial hire a great disability lawyer. They take a cut from the backpay you cut. The lawyers are limited to a maximum amount they can collect per federal law.

Also, another option is to see if you can go full time at one of the jobs so you can get health insurance.

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When starting a new full-time job that offers health insurance, does the health insurance start right away or is there a probationary period before it kicks in. Serious question.


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Originally Posted by wissmiss
When starting a new full-time job that offers health insurance, does the health insurance start right away or is there a probationary period before it kicks in. Serious question.


If I recall you have to work for a certain amount of time before it kicks in, 3 months sounds right.

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Some older folks around here drive a school bus just for the benefits.

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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Originally Posted by wissmiss
When starting a new full-time job that offers health insurance, does the health insurance start right away or is there a probationary period before it kicks in. Serious question.


If I recall you have to work for a certain amount of time before it kicks in, 3 months sounds right.

That's about right with most companies ADC.


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Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7231051
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Had a knee replaced in 2006 and replaced again in 2012. Mine got infected the first time and I have never recovered from it. Duke University put a different knee in but no better.

You will need rehab for sure. Can't give more advice because my experience was not normal. If I was younger and not already on SS, I am certain I could get SS Disability.

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Originally Posted by Badger23
Have you checked into being a candidate for knee surgery at University of Iowa for their students? I have no idea what that would entail but you've got time to find out.

Good luck


Are you suggesting he donate his body to science?? Now that would be something......

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Most employers require you work for 90 days then you're eligible for benefits on the 1st of the month following the 3 months. You'd have to check with the employer to see what they do. It's up to him to apply for a full time job that has insurance instead of complaining about not having it.

I know you're joking coyotesoldier229 but what I'm saying is call the University of Iowa and ask if their medical program if they would replace his knee on a training surgery for their medical students. It's a long shot but he has the time to ask and find out. He'd have to pay some but it would be far cheaper than paying it all if he's eligible or if they'd do it.

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They don't do that, are u kidding ? U of I college dentristry reduced price , with like 6 vist to get tooth fill, maybe if u live close, the local medical place slide fee scale won't even return pH calls about dentist appt , they want ins or bug money , not slide fee scale, around here, ins or cash or no doc, they let u suffer, no ins cover preexisting , I don't know nothing about Obama junk, all I know is like a fine of $4000 for 2 years no health ins, I hate obma

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Get the procedure done and then file medical bankruptcy when the bill come like everyone else does. Who knows, maybe the sleepy creeper with make healthcare free pretty soon. (Sarcasm for those that can't tell)

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So that's out if you already know that and checked on it. I guess it's time to get a spine and get a full time job with benefits then and quit playing the whoa is me card. You'd also make more money. How do you know all insurance won't pay for pre-existing conditions? You haven't had any for years due to your own choices.
Have you been to a Dr. to get your knee diagnosed or is it a self diagnosis? If you haven't had insurance you haven't went right?

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Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7231126
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Yes was docter bunch times but not in years, had arthoscopy done on it long ago, no ins except Medicaid we'll pay for it, I don't know a thing about Obama junk

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