Financial issues

Share tips, resources, and other information related to requesting and getting the financial assistance available to you, including Social Security/SSI, Medicare and Medicaid.


Xeloda is now available in generic form!

  • By Terryroth1 · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hi all, Just thought i would mention this... My deductibles for insurance begins on February 1st. I got an Rx filled for Xeloda on February 5th and had to pay $3,800 OUT OF POCKET toward my giant deductible ...

Postponing scans

  • By TillieCoop · New reply March 24, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • My health insurance changed March 1. I now have BCBS thru Obamacare. I wiil be due for a cat scan next month but I can't afford what will be my portion of the cost. Am I crazy to ask for this to be put ...

Help selecting Medicare supplemental insurance

  • By Joyfullady · New reply March 4, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Hi Everyone! Just turned 65 and need to select a supplemental insurance plan to go with Medicare. I live in the Jacksonville, FL area. I was wondering what plans you have found to be really good plans ...

hospice cost

  • By redsetter · New reply March 2, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • I have BC/BS which does not cover hospice. Medicare covers it but I don'y qualify for medicare yet. Does anyone know if there are any supplemental insurance plans that cover hospice? Haven't called Medicare ...

Tier 5 drug coverage

  • By firsttimebc · New reply February 19, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Trying to decide whether Medicare ,medigap and D drug plan is better than having ones own Aetna group plan with drug coverage for tier 5 drugs(Affinitor,Aromosin,etc. ) Group has more than 20 employees ...

Xeloda costs

  • By rozipass · New reply January 10, 2014
  • 32 replies
  • How many xeloda users are covered through insurance for this chemo. It runs over $650/month. Question: are most oral chemistry that much ...

Plan N

  • By rozipass · New reply December 6, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Anyone on Plan N as a supplement to AARP United healthcare? Any feedback & costs appreciated. Also, the Preferred Drug Plan (tier 2 ...

Help for Xgeva, Neulasta, other drugs, no income restriction

  • By VeraKB · New reply September 26, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • You just have to be insured, they will help cover drug expense. I am looking into it presently ...

Paying for Afinitor

  • By Janet999 · New reply August 6, 2013
  • 19 replies
  • I'm currently filling my prescription for Afinitor through CVS specialty pharmacies. Through them, the cost of a 28-day supply is $7,500. My insurance pays $6,000, and I have a copay card through Novartis ...

Financial Assistance

  • By R99 · Posted August 5, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • I found this website while looking for information in response to a question that was posted, but I thought it might be helpful to all. The link below will bring you to the financial resources page of ...

SSDI Question

  • By Tigereye70 · New reply July 29, 2013
  • 51 replies
  • I am a new member and have some questions about SSDI. I am 34 years old and have stage 4 breast cancer with one met to the liver. I have though about quitting my job and going on SSDI along with long ...

Breast Cancer in Africa. God Help us!

  • By gmburu · New reply July 29, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Please read about a breast cancer story of a 40 year old lady from Kenya. Warning: This is a sad heart breaking story ast-cancer-lucys-story/ Please share your ...

Lymphedema garment financial assistance

  • By Lindybee · New reply July 28, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Just found this site: 01/05/cant-afford-lymphedema-sleeves/ They have an application form, Medicare does not cover lymphedema garments, some private insurance ...


  • By 0424 · New reply July 23, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • Hey all, I am looking for some help with paying rent. I have applied with several different places and they help with utilites or medication or they are 3 months behind and then you don't hear back from ...

where to get help?

  • By mlks · New reply July 22, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • not broke yet but soon ...

Medigap Policies & People Under Age 65

  • By SiamBlues · New reply June 30, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • I've been seeing several posts from folks who are asking about Medicare and Medigap policies and posts from others who have recommended the purchasing of Medigap policies. Please note that as of this ...

Email for $50 gift card

  • By lisa34lisa · New reply June 19, 2013
  • 67 replies
  • Hey y'all! Got an email this afternoon from Inspire. Take a survey and receive an Amazon gift card for $50. After taking the survey, they ask for my zip code. That was it! How am I supposed to get the ...

A story in the paper

  • By LauraW43 · New reply June 15, 2013
  • 15 replies
  • My poor husband- another story about our financial woes. he must be so proud!! althcare-watch-20130609,0,3417112.story ...

sorry need to vent

  • By mcrp · New reply June 13, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • Sorry I need to vent, I am currently battling stage 4 cancer I received a letter from social security disability stating that tp they may discontinue my benefits because 4 years ago I was getting disability ...

Anybody work part time while collecting SSDI

  • By cici27 · New reply May 11, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • I have been collecting SSDI now for a year. I am barely able to make ends meet an am considering getting something part time to earn whatever SS will allow. But I am afraid this will flag me somehow and ...

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