yes i would like to know if medicaid covers gastric bypass i am 248 and am 24 years old it started when i was 14 i weighed 98 pounds the day of my birthday and then with in 1 to 2 months i went up to 185 and stayed that way until i became pregnant for my first child. and then after i gave birth i went back to 185 and then got pregnant for my second shild and i lost weight i lost like 20 pounds and stayed that way until i gave birth and then i gained weight and then i lost weight and now im gaining like crazy i have not had red meat in 2 months and im not eating junk foods i now eat veggies oh and they are really good i eat skinless and boneless chicken most of the time and once in a blue moon i have turkey but mostly chicken so there was a time when i fasted for 1 whole week instead of losing weight i gained weight. so someone please help me and let me know if gastric bypass is covered by medicaid oh and i have bipolar disorder and they said its my meds but because of my mom dying and all that i just forgot to take them and i have not taken them in 2 months. in the mornings im so weak and tired i dont even want to get out of bed i sleep like 12 hrs and you can tell im not getting enough sleep cuz my under my eyes is dark.
As far as I've researched, no, it doesn't cover it, sorry. :(
You can read more about it here.
I currently have medicaid. I called and was informed that they DO cover gastric if it is medially necessary. The issue is FINDING a doctor that will take it! I've been calling for DAYS and can't find someone! If you are still checking this...I will repost if and when I find a doctor.
I am sure every state is different with Medicad. In colorado yes they do if med ness. I am currently on the wait list (4-6) mos all I did was call my local hospitals gastric dept and it was quick and easy. Good luck to you.