Pricing a Year of Life

By Susan Gubar The New York Times May 5, 2016   A radio producer investigating cancer costs once asked me, “What is another year of your life worth?” During my flummoxed silence, she informed me that experts mention the figure $50,000. Can patients like me — older people with recurrent disease […]

A Safety Net for Everyone: Medicare for Anyone with a Medical Catastrophe & Under Age 65

Recently, a great blog run by a cancer pal called Help Keep A Sister Alive www.helpkeepasisteralive.com (what’s not to love about that name?) asked me to write a guest post on Medicare basics. Now they know I am no expert but they also know peer to peer sharing of the […]

5 Ways to Avoid Cancer Metastasizing To Your Wallet

When Dena was diagnosed with cancer at age 29, she had very little savings. When she added up the costs of treatment, medicine and transportation costs, she was overwhelmed by the price-tag of cancer. Read more to find out how she avoided going into debt.  Did you know that cancer […]

Johnny’s Fund

Johnny’s Fund was established in 2013 through a generous donation by cancer survivor Betty Kniesche, Johnny Kniesche’s grandmother.  The fund provides financial support for young adults with cancer to incorporate integrative health and wellness services into their treatment plan. Offered by the Center for Integrative Health & Wellness at Marin […]

Debt Crisis: Coping with Cancer’s Financial Aftermath

Patients can negotiate medical debt and ask for assistance to pay down cost of cancer care. In 2010, while leading a focus group in Knoxville, Tenn., Joanne Buzaglo looked around the room and saw a group of people who appeared highly educated, well-dressed and comfortably middle class. She had been […]

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.   Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 to help […]

CancerCare Financial Assistance

Connect Education Workshops™ Listen in by telephone or online as leading experts in oncology provide up-to-date information about cancer-related issues in one-hour workshops. Podcasts are also available. Podcasts For Any Cancer Diagnosis Managing the Costs of Living With Cancer Money Matters: Finding Resources to Manage Cancer Treatment Costs Managing Your Costs […]

CancerCare Co-Pay Assistance

Find help with insurance co-payments to cover the cost of chemotherapy and cancer medications Need help paying co-payments for chemotherapy and cancer medications? The CancerCare®Co-Payment Assistance Foundation (CCAF) is a non-profit organization that helps people afford insurance co-payments for chemotherapy cancer medications. Don’t let the cost of your prescription co-payments […]