Cancer Survivors Say Costs Keep Them From Care by Alan Mozes

Insured or not, patients forego medical needs twice as often as others, The National Coalition on Health Care study finds. Unmanageable health-care costs are forcing millions of insured and uninsured cancer survivors in the United States to go without the medical attention they need, a new analysis reveals. What is […]

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 (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 […]

Study Finds Many Cancer Patients Pay a Painful Financial Toll, Too by Victoria Colliver

When Christine Franklin was diagnosed with breast cancer, she spent at least $7,000 in out-of-pocket medical expenses, but was able to continue working as a busy sales executive. But when the disease recurred last year, she had to quit her job because of the debilitating side effects of her new […]

Financial and Insurance Issues

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, families and parents will need to know about and cope with many problems. This document, which offers ideas for managing the costs of cancer diagnosis and treatment, is one in a series of documents for parents and caregivers of a child with cancer. […]

The Cost of Cancer … Life, Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad

When I blow out my birthday candles next month, I’ll celebrate being alive. But my 25th birthday will also mark a one-year countdown to the date when I will no longer have health insurance. Like many, many other young adults who don’t have insurance through an employer, I rely on […]

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, money is usually not the first thing that comes to mind You might not want to think about money right now, but it could become a problem. Some people must work out money issues before they can even start treatment. For others, it becomes a […]

How to Manage Health Insurance When You Have Cancer

Learning you have cancer means you’ll want to work with a medical team that can help you create the best possible treatment plan. But it also means you need to understand your health insurance coverage. Like any complex health condition, treating cancer can involve many different types of care, and […]

Federal and State Benefit Programs

Federal and state benefit programs offer help to meet health care and income needs. These programs can help those who can’t work due to cancer, treatment or aftereffects. Types of federal and state benefit programs: Social Security Disability Income (SSDI): This program pays income benefits to people who are disabled. […]