We wrote a letter for our final update, they have 45 days to respond. It's so depressing - this is supposed to be an external appeal, but we have to send it to Anthem and then THEY send it to the external appeal people. Does that seem sketchy to anyone else? Whatever, I'm sure we'll lose but we have to try. If we do lose we are going to sue Anthem, and I'm guessing we'll lose that too but at least it will give us a chance. The Department of Insurance here in Indiana wrote to us and said that they were sorry but they had done all they could do, which as far as I can tell, was writing to Anthem and saying hey um, Joanne says you have done her son wrong and then Anthem wrote back and said, basically, nuh-uh, and they said oh, sorry, my bad. Anthem owns the whole state, as far as I can tell, so we are never going to get anything done with just our word, or with the autism mandate.
Anyway. We are moving along on the medicaid piece, hopefully the respite care company place is identifying staff, to use their words, and we can get someone in place. We haven't heard anything about the dog but I am still praying that it's soon. I know that Anthony's dog is out there but that is literally all I know about it. I mean, I believe that this is going to be a great thing for Anthony, that there is a dog who is a good match for Anthony but I just wish I knew when. WHEN LORD, WHEN?
We are at a pretty low point right now, with Anthony. I am just hoping, as usual, that it is the darkness before the dawn and that things will get better soon. I love him so much and I just have to hope that's enough.