Our daughter, diagnosed at age 9 and now aged 26, is looking to apply for health insurance in New York where she lives. The NY Medicaid site states she must apply for Medicare first, but according to the social security administration which manages Medicare, she does not have a disability. We know that the ADA amendment of 2008 establishes diabetes as a disability - its federal LAW!
So, as we begin the trek into the maelstrom of healthcare in the US, does anyone have advice for us? Should we start with the state marketplace for health care or push the SS admin to accept the federal law?
Thank you for your time!