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#1 LucidDreamer

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:03 PM

I recently saw my sleep Dr. about getting prescribed Xyrem(an appointment I had to pay for out of pocket),and he suggested I apply for Medicaid to cover the medication and appointments. After doing a little research I don't know if I should be applying for Medicaid or Medicare...it seems like Medicare would cover those expenses.But can I qualify for them if I'm not collecting SSI? Any one with insight?

#2 merrymom1013

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:57 PM

For Medicare you have to be old enough or on SSDI for a year or two. SSI & Medicaid are income based though some states have certain medicaid waivers for serious illnesses.