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    Quote Originally Posted by teesieme
    for those new or otherwise struggling to find physician/specialist w/ certain type medicaid in Texas [cause it would appear/be said, you need to know/state] for Austin area a good resource number is- 512] 478-3625 [find a physician ref.source- but again, know what type *medicaid* you have.

    and yah, Austin is way cool. :]
    ...and Austin is where the Texas Stampede QuadRugby team holds practices every weekend. Jess should be heading there every other weekend now, teesieme. Some weekend once we get down to Texas again, we should meet up.

    If you do end up living in Austin and are a quad, think about joining up with the Stampedes or even if you arent a quad, it is a great way to spend a saturday afternoon, just watching from the sidelines.

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    yes, watching rugby [knowing of/meeting a couple players even better] was quite exciting- they are hardcore, all out athletes. wow. and yes, let's meet up again, will be in houston area for visits...kid starts college in a couple weeks, austin's not too far away- otherwise we are back home jo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tekniko
    Sister1959 The Place we were looking at is sugar land Texas there are really beautiful houses and looks like the crime rate is really low almost the same as in the city that I live now here in Southern California. I don't know if you know anything about that city but it is also interesting about what you were mentioning about building a house which doesn't sound bad either but I wonder how much it would cost to build the house and to get the appropriate land. I'm a quad C4 C5 and a role in shower would be a dream come true especially with wide enough space throughout the house to be able to move around freely not like here where I live now that is only 450 ft.² one-bedroom apartment and I pay $775 a month for rent. As you can see with that kind of money I can probably pay mortgage on a house over there in Texas and for a very big beautiful house.
    $775 will get you a huge place. Sugarland is kinda expensive. But everything California offer, the same in Texas. A few minor differences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htran
    tekniko,
    I know where sugarland is, Houston.. Been there a couple of time and I love it there. The weather is great. I'm from Cali also, planning to move to Austin within the next year or so. I have to sell my house first, it's a tough market right now.. Anyways, what about health insurance? I ahve blue cross right now and to disconnect it and reapply when I get there. They would dicline me. Can we apply for state medical? Blue Cross said that I can transfer the policy over but the premium would be double , and right now I'm paying $150 a month. That's my only setback. Well let me know and good luck. You're right about the big beautiful house...
    The price of living in texas is much lower, so the extra cost wont hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myc0
    You may not. Well, OK. For starters it seems to spawn malignantly ignorant politicians hellbent on the destruction of all that is good, and their rabid fans. My experience with the surly locals has been less than pleasant.
    DA would be exhibit A. I think California(at least much of it) beats Texas culturally and enviromentally hands down. I have to grudgingly give Texas points as for some reason there are some good people that live there (Raven), or have lived there (Bill Hicks). Otherwise, I stand by my Axis of Evil position.
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    Thanks MyCo for giving me that credit. I agree with you on the rest too.

    Don't know if anybody has mentioned the program CBA. I believe it is in most of Texas too. In that program, your provider gets paid more than most of the other agencies pay. (minimum) Naturally, they will give you better care too. Also, this program does help you in making your place more accessible. You do have to wait on a list for awhile though. But it is worth it from what I understand. I have already been accepted and will begin with it in the next few days. Will try to post whatever positive things there are with it so you may see if you would be interested in it too, Teckniko.

    Something that has been changed in this state which I think you may need to be aware of .. the Recovery thing. The state has begun to make note of when you began getting services for a provider paid by SSI. If you began after May 06 and own your home, you may lose it upon your passing. Even if you have left it willed, they say it is to repay the state for the care given to you. So, if you want, this would be something you might want to check on too.

    Raven

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    Quote Originally Posted by DA
    $775 will get you a huge place. .
    That is incredible. Americans complain about the cost of living. That much would get you a tiny place in the UK.
    C5/6 incomplete

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    Cost of living may be low but the pay here is not high either. Might also add that a home rents for around $600 for a four bedroom home but a really nice home can also run you around $1,000. Depends also where you look as to area. The expensive homes are very, very nice but do come not cheap. In EP, they are also selling new homes which were in a nice area of town but have gone down in price due to the flooding damage done to them. If someone tries to buy them, they have to check out how much the repairs will cost. I wouldn't mind selling my home to buy one of these homes but the area is in the risk area for flooding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RehabRhino
    That is incredible. Americans complain about the cost of living. That much would get you a tiny place in the UK.
    depends on where you live. in las vegas i paid $695 for a 2 bedroom 2 bath apt. my sister apt here was $350 for 3 bedroom 2 bath. that was in the 90's so im sure prices are higher.

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    I agree with westside, CBA is something to look into.

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