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Old 09-24-2007, 04:15 PM
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My husband will need dialysis soon... his kidneys were supposed to shut down about two months ago, (according to the doctor) i am just curious as to if anyone knows what the "policy" is for illegal prisoners and their healthcare.. i know the kidney doctor told us he would need a SSN before he could get dialysis but now that he is on his way to prison people are saying they HAVE to take care of him there... ANY ADVICE or exp. with this type of issue would be greatly apprecited!
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You should start calling headquarters and asking. I've seen too many non-citizens denied care. Mostly because they don't have anyone to advocate for them. Yes, technically prisoners are supposed to receive care once they are in custody, but since many citizens don't get the care they need, I would not be overly optimistic about a non-citizen getting such expensive treatments. You have a long, hard fight ahead of you to get your husband the care he needs. Prayers that you will succeed as you advocate for your husband.

FYI - the only reason the nephrologist told you that a SSN would be needed is because they have to be able to bill someone, otherwise they won't get paid. The Feds/state governments have special programs to assist CRF patients to get the meds and dialysis they need. But they must have an SSN to ensure the right person gets the treatments and the dialysis center gets paid. It always boils down to $$$$$.
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