Petition Closed
Petitioning Medicaid - Share of Cost and 6 others

Medicaid - Share of Cost: Get rid of the "Share of Cost" division of Medicaid.

It costs the government more money to have "Share of Cost".  

It costs the employees time to work the cases like these and to deal with the people who are on "Share of Cost" who call in with questions and/or concerns because they just don't get it.

It also causes more stress and medical problems to the people that really are already in need of medical help.

Also, If people want to go around the system, they just have to go to the ER at the beginning of the month to meet their "Share of Cost" and be covered for the rest of the month. Mind you - ER visits can cost $1500 and up! That is absurd.

Letter to
Medicaid - Share of Cost
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
and 4 others
Florida State House
Florida State Senate
President of the United States
Florida Governor
Get rid of the "Share of Cost" division of Medicaid.

It costs the government more money to have "Share of Cost" then if the people -that are approved - just have straight Medicaid. It costs the state employees more time to work the cases like these and to deal with the people who are on "Share of Cost" and call in with questions and/or concerns. Let's not forget that there were approximately 75 lay offs in the Department of Children and Families who are now probably on unemployment themselves and in need of Medicaid and/or food stamps.
This issue also causes more medical problems to the people that are already in need of medical help, like me. I have heart disease and need regular, ongoing medical attention and prescriptions. It is so tough to get the proper help. I end up more stressed out and full of anxiety dealing with being on hold for 30 minutes to an hour just to be transfered to a voicemail box where no one calls me back or better yet, just hung up on... I can also be out of medication for a week until the workers catch up on things and I get the approval.
What's crazy?!? If people want to go around the system, they just have to go to the ER at the beginning of the month to meet their "Share of Cost" and be covered for the rest of the month. Mind you - ER visits can cost $1500 and up! That is absurd. And there it is - that is what's costing the government more money. If these people had straight Maedicaid, they could make a doctors appointment that could cost Medicaid $100 versus an ER visit that costs thousands. Do the math!
Please help me petition the government on this issue. It would save our State and our Country a lot of time and money. Not to mention a whole lot of headache all around.