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Old 04-23-2012, 11:50 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I don't know where else to ask this... but our brief story is that my 30-yr old BIL has never worked in his life and his parents are deceased so we are helping him. We recently found out he is borderline disabled but does not qualify for SSI or Medicaid. SS has said his case is not bad enough to qualify him for SSI.

 

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We had his teeth fixed and had his eyes checked. But, now... how do we find an affordable doctor... I mean really affordable and one who won't push drugs (no ins.) and push a healthier lifestyle, if they find something. He does not show signs he is sick... but we want him checked anyway. He has never really seen a doctor.


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I do not know where you are (other than the USA), so I would start by looking to see if you have a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or a Rural Health Center (RHC) in your area.  Both offer full service primary health care on a sliding fee scale based on your ability to pay.  In addition, they will have the knowledge on how to get in to see a specialist if it is needed.  Since they primarily work with Medicaid, Medicare, and uninsured, they specialize in getting people what they need even if they do not have a lot of money to spend.  They also might have case workers or navigators, that can assist with applications for medicaid, SSI, and other programs.  Look on the Bureau of Primary Health Care's website to find the closest health center to you.  http://bphc.hrsa.gov/


 


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Old 04-24-2012, 07:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anj_rn: Thank you so much. I wasn't sure that something like this existed. I am so happy to find 2 center in Coeur d'Alene, ID where my BIL lives. Thank you so much for the reply.

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