Since I was diagnosed with MS I have been up to my eyeballs in paperwork. I am on Medicare and it is just crazy how much work is involved to get the care I need and from what others with MS say it is no picnic with Obamacare or any other type of plan. Is there any group or resource that can help navigate this crazy healthcare system? --frustrated in Dallas TX
Great question with no easy answer. You may want to start by consulting with the UT Southwestern MS Center in Dallas. You may also benefit from reading the following primer on Medicare from the Kaiser Foundation. This will give you a better idea of the services available to you through medicare. Lastly, you should contact the insurance company administering your medicare plan for information and support.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego