My husband is 55 also, and has been disabled for 10 years plus.. he also is on SS DISABILITY, and there are two of us living on his income which is more than yours. He has medicare insurance, I have nothing..YOU should be able to get medicare if you are disabled... contact the social security for the information, also your doctors may be able to get you the required medications as samples, but YOU have to speak up and ask for them, and yes we have also went through the agency's that supposedly will help you with your medicines, BUT with this new medicare part D, many of them will no longer help the disadvantaged people who really need the help, I know first hand, been there , done that.
And far as MEDICAID...the government controls that, and decides if and who can have it, at their decision of how much money we receive, its NOT fair, when all the illegal aliens can get FREE medical, housing and food etc, and we who live in AMERICA and have worked all our lives and PAID taxes and so forth, and we can't get help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S A FACT! Let the government try and live on what we recieve..THEY COULDN'T DO IT !!!!!!!!