How Brownback’s GOP Screwed Up Healthcare for Aging Kansans
Gripped by pain, Wanda Carlson headed to the emergency room Thursday night.
The 68-year-old Topeka woman has undergone multiple hip surgeries. Amid her ongoing medical issues, she’s been unable to be approved for Medicaid.
Without that coverage, her treatment is limited, she said. ER staff took X-rays, provided pain medication and sent her home. She can’t receive the kind of long-term care that Medicaid pays for.
Carlson applied in February, she said, and was denied a few days ago. Through the process, she said her daughter has attempted to navigate a frustrating call center and comply with requests to produce the same documents over and over.