Financial and insurance issues

Discuss the complex financial and insurance issues that come with a cancer diagnosis and share information and resources to help manage them.

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Nightmare with 0bamacare

sissy123
  • By sissy123 · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 37 replies
  • Has anyone else, like me and millions of others, had their insurance cancelled due to 0bama don't care? I was forced to go into the market place since I have a pre-existing condition at triple the premiums ...

Cost of Miracle Mouthwash

foxriverguy
  • By foxriverguy · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • In talking with a friend here yesterday I found that I am being charged an exorbitant amount for 240ML of Miracle Mouthwash. I purchase mine at Walgreen's. My last purchase was at $50.49. Her cost was ...

Time Magazine Insurance Obamacare

tsarina
  • By tsarina · New reply February 4, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • New Time magazine out January 27, 2014 covering a man that has cancer and his plight in finding health insurance for himself and his family. They used an insurance broker (free to all) and are under Obamacare ...

NO Disability for me

carlalee
  • By carlalee · New reply June 4, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • I was approved for disability back two years ago then they took it away from me,because my husband owned a quad(4 wheel motorcycle) I have had 2 heart attacks open heart surgery,almost 3 years ago,then ...

help with treatment copays

gee3
  • By gee3 · New reply May 29, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • just informed the radiation copays for stage3 larynx ca will be at least$1,800. no idea about the chemo copays. any ideas where I can get financial help? I already ow $1,200 in copays for the last 6 months ...

Financial help for H&N patients

DenaRenee
  • By DenaRenee · New reply April 24, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • I am a research coordinator in Radiation Oncology. I am constantly finding that H&N cancer is excluded from the many sites that offer help, both financial and other, to cancer patients. I find this extremely ...

Uninsured

_Dianne_
  • By _Dianne_ · New reply November 5, 2012
  • 10 replies
  • My husband is going in for a biopsy Monday. Curious if there are any self-employed, unisureds out there going through treatment. I think he's more stressed over what this is going to do to us financially ...

financial help

Kathos
  • By Kathos · New reply October 16, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • My husband Bob (Rebob) and I have been going toHouston every week now since March, so he can get treatment for his cancer. He has stage 4 metasised head and neck cancer and it is in his lungs. we have ...

LTD

Sue54
  • By Sue54 · New reply July 21, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • Does anyone understand how long term disability works in California. What does it pay and does it take a long time to transfer from SDI to LTD. What do you do about health insurance? Is it hard to qualify ...

job sponsorship? is it possible?

iceman600
  • By iceman600 · New reply June 28, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • im 33y/o Male oral cancer patient. ive been diagnose last 2006. my cancer already struck me twice. yes twice. it recurred and now im under observation still. i come here in the US five years ago and unfortunately ...

Medicaid

Qnkinko
  • By Qnkinko · New reply January 7, 2012
  • 13 replies
  • My husband dealing with head and neck cancer almost 4 years. He bacame a disable on February after surgery. It took 14 hours. He will never eat agin. He is just taking liquid nutritions from his G-Tube ...

financial assistance for liquid nutrition

nannaof4
  • By nannaof4 · New reply December 18, 2011
  • 41 replies
  • my brother has been fighting head and neck cancer for the past 4 years. he was accepted onto SS Disability but was just cut off of his Medicaid and needs his liquid nutrition. He has to meet a deductible ...

Free medicine

geneatbest
  • By geneatbest · Posted September 23, 2011
  • 0 replies
  • FREE MEDICINE – TRY PFIZER - Finding programs that offer Pfizer medicines for free, at a savings, or provide reimbursement support services is easy with our Program Finder Tool. In just a few clicks ...

CANCER - FINANCIAL AID

geneatbest
  • By geneatbest · New reply August 24, 2011
  • 2 replies
  • The following is by no means a comprehensive list of possible ways to obtain some financial aid for cancer survivors at large. For financial aid for cancer survivors try some or all of the following sites ...

"SOC" is killing me

lease_jordan
  • By lease_jordan · New reply August 20, 2011
  • 7 replies
  • Anyone know about "shared-of-cost" deductible by medial & how to get around it or lower it ...

lost my job because of cancer

terryp
  • By terryp · New reply August 7, 2011
  • 7 replies
  • Has anyone else lost their job because of cancer? I was diagnosised in sept of 2010 and returned to work in march 2011 and in May 2011 more cancer was found and I needed more surgery. Therefore my job ...

A fund for financial assistant

dribrook
  • By dribrook · New reply August 3, 2011
  • 9 replies
  • I want to inform individuals with head and neck cancer who needs for dental, medical, etc .that there is a place to get help. It is the NCCS. National Coalition for Cancer survivorship. The form to apply ...

ARTICLE REGARDING FREE HOUSECLEANING SERVICE FOR FEMALE CHEMO PATIENTS

PJRADFORD (Inactive)
  • By PJRADFORD (Inactive) · New reply January 25, 2011
  • 7 replies
  • I JUST RECEIVED THIS INFO FROM A FRIEND AND AM PASSING IT ALONG. If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE ...

Never Know What Tomorrow Will Bring

Coloradomike
  • By Coloradomike · New reply October 20, 2010
  • 11 replies
  • Good morning people, Well, I have not posted for a couple of weeks now. I have had five weeks of chemo now. The sixth week is tomorrow. Doing well. Been feeling good. Lost my hair over Labor day weekend ...

COBRA ending need INSURANCE... any ideas?

PeneM
  • By PeneM · New reply October 4, 2010
  • 10 replies
  • I live in Texas, and will need to get insurance in about 7 months time. So, doing due dilligence, looking to this community for some advice, suggestions, pitfalls to watch for, and questions to ask. Thanks ...

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