- Posted February 25, 2013 by
Medicaid: NOT an option for the poor!
To add insult to injury, I was an Active Duty Navy wife for 20 years. My ex-husband got out of the military before I became eligible for health care benefits. I am in the process of requesting a waiver of the three months. What's holding up my waiver? The Navy wants my ex-husband (who was physically, emotionally, and sexually abusive) to sign off on the waiver. I know for a fact he will not do this. How do I know? While I was still married to him and he active duty, he managed to stop my dependent benefits and refused to sign the required form. I had to go to great length to receive benefits that were rightfully mine under Federal law. While we were married and he active duty, he moved another woman into our home. Under the UCMJ, that is adultery.
I am far from perfect. But as a former, faithful Navy wife who kept our children and our home safe while he was frequently deployed, I hardly deserved to be cast aside like an old skin.