PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Julianne Del Nero says her 19-year-old son is in pain and needs to have his wisdom teeth out.
“He’s already getting migraines and headaches, and it’s been profuse for a couple of months now,” she explained.
But Del Nero tells Target 12 she’s been looking for an oral surgeon for weeks and hasn’t been able to find one who will take her Medicaid. She said when she called her insurance company, they gave her a list of 30 surgeons who were supposed to take Medicaid.
“My son and I called every single one and not one would take him. Not one would even accept the medical,” she said.
Currently, Del Nero is the only working parent in the family and she’s now faced with a tough decision: pay upwards of $2,400 out of pocket or wait months to get her son into a local hospital, which