Health care refugees: Couple flees Florida after Medicaid nightmare
A Boynton Beach couple said they left Florida – a state they loved – because they could not get adequate health care for their ailing 5-year-old daughter through Medicaid.
Abby was born with a missing a piece of her brain and is subject to violent seizures.
Abby ended up on Medicaid when Kim Muszynski left her job – and lost the health insurance that came with it — to care for her daughter full-time.
Florida Medicaid refused to pay for lifesaving medicines and initially denied payment for a wheelchair. CNN reported. Sometimes Medicaid took so long to pay some of her health care providers that they refused to treat Abby, CNN reported.
Sometimes Medicaid took so long to pay some of her health care providers that they refused to treat Abby, according to the cable news network.
The Agency for Health Care Administration, which runs Medicaid for Florida, disagreed with the CNN report. “The state has done everything in its power to support this family,” said Mallory McManus, spokeswoman for the agency.