WILX Viewer Donates Ostomy Bags to Medicaid Patient

By: Liam Martin Email
By: Liam Martin Email

LANSING -- A Lansing man who's been having trouble finding a doctor who will take Medicaid patients just some help from the public.

News 10 did a story Wednesday about Curtis Wilson, who hasn't seen a doctor for a year-and-a-half and is running out of ostomy bags.

On Sunday, someone who saw that story got in-touch with Curtis and dropped off more than a year's supply of ostomy bags.

The viewer had lost a family member earlier in the year and had the bags left over.

"It is because of the story that I was blessed with such a generous donation by people I don't even know," Curtis told News 10. "Thank you and God bless."

Curtis said he's still struggling to find a doctor under his current Medicaid plan, but he expects to enroll in a new plan during open enrollment this spring.

President Obama's sweeping health care legislation would increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for doctors in an attempt to ease the problem for patients like Curtis.

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  • by Beth Location: Mid Michigan on Apr 1, 2012 at 06:43 PM
    I am so glad to here that Curtis was able to get the supplies he needed and God Bless the people that reached out to him. I understand his struggles with the Medicaid System. The whole Medicaid system is messed up. Children can be on a wait list for months to see a doctor that will approve them as a patient, leaving them to either end up in an urgent care or the hospital for a simple cold. Then when you do get approved the doctor can all of a sudden tell you they no longer except that insurance. Child end up bouncing around from doctor to doctor. Which is wrong. How can you say your general doctor is someone one month and then the next month it be different.
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