It has been a long time since I have been back on this forum possible a few years I do not recall or remember. Anyways I am on SSDI and have been for maybe two years now. I am a little confused on the insurance part all together. I was getting Tenn Care and Medicare both for almost two years, Recently when it came time to renew Tenn Care dropped my insurance since I am getting SSDI instead of SSI this is how I understand it anyways. I have tried several times to contact social security and medicare and it always seems as though I am unable to speak to a live person on the phone other then some kind of voice recording. I am needing to know what or how much I will be required to pay when I go to my Dr like for a Dr visit. I understand that the card states on it that I have A and B and D which is extra help for med's but this is all that I know.
The reason I am asking is because Tenn Care failed to notify me prior to dropping my insurance coverage and now I have bills that have been non paid, Tenn Care is pretty pathetic there could not notify me they just let the provider and Dr bills roll in instead to me is how I even knew the insurance had dropped pretty shady there if you ask me. Can someone please help clarify this for me and how it works. I have always been required to pay some on my med's but since Tenn Care dropped me will I now be required to pay a co pay when I see my Dr for a visit also? So if I am hospitalized in the near future will I be required to pay a huge hospital bill that I already cant pay too? I presently have all my med's filled at my local CVS. I presently see my primary Dr every six months for blood work or when I am sick. I presently see a spine and back pain Dr once a month. Thank You