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What's the Senate Doing With Healthcare?

by Ask Hilbert.

Since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act on May 4, Senate Republicans have been working on their version of a bill to revise Obamacare; the Democrats are shut out from this process. (For our previous analysis of the CBO score of the House bill, see here)

Senate Healthcare Bill

While the recent turmoil surrounding former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony captured almost all of Washington’s attention, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used a Senate rule to allow the healthcare...

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Free Services For Cancer Patients

by Brian English.

The high cost of cancer treatment is legendary. But as word of the incredible financial burden of fighting this disease has spread, more and more organizations have popped up to donate services to cancer patients to help ease some of the costs. Many of these services are 100% free for cancer patients, and offer everything from airfare to spa treatments.

Free Services For Cancer Patients

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Some of these services are disease or gender specific, but this list should provide a great head start for finding volunteer...

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Sell Your Life Insurance...Before You Die??

by GregP_WN.

We all know that the purpose of life insurance is to take care of those final expenses, provide money for the family to live on after our death, to pay off some debt and provide some financial relief for our family when we die. But did you know you can collect on that life insurance before you die? And in cases of extreme medical expenses, this could be a source of funds for you.

Sell Your Life Insurance...Before You Die

Several Companies will buy your life insurance policy, all or part of it while you are still alive, and...

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Cancer and Taxes - What You Need to Know

by GregP_WN.

Tax time is here again! Who needs that now especially while you're having to deal with your cancer treatments, appointments, side effects and everything else that comes with a cancer diagnosis, right? As aggravating as it may be to file your taxes, it still has to be done, cancer or not. Here are 4 things you need to know.

Cancer And Taxes

1) Figure out which expenses you can deduct on your taxes. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer you’ve probably spent a lot more on your healthcare this year. Chances are...

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5 Places to Turn For Help With Cancer Expenses

by GregP_WN.

We’ve been talking a lot about the increasing cost of cancer* and how to fix it** over the last few months. Everyone would love to see cancer treatment become more affordable, but until that day comes many of us need help to pay for treatment. The key word is HELP: We’re not looking for this guy to swoop in and save the day:

Robinhood


No one likes the stress and financial burden of paying for cancer treatment, but we don’t want to just pass that burden on to someone else. And given a choice, most of...

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Cancer Resources (Part 3)

by bnmcnabb.

Here are a few more cancer resources for patients and caregivers that you may not know about. In this article there are a lot of resources related specifically to caregiving and children with cancer. There are also a few that are location specific.

Cancer Resources Part 3

1. The Angiogenesis Foundation

Website: www.angio.org
Phone: 617-576-5708
E-mail: info@angio.org

Provides patients with information on angiogenesis, antiangiogenic treatments and clinical trials. Their mission is to help bring about new treatment...

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Cancer Resources (Part 2)

by bnmcnabb.

More Resources For People With Cancer

Here are a few more cancer resources for patients and caregivers that you may not know about. Some include places to find information on your cancer, clinical trials, help with prescription medications, information on chemotherapy and radiation, rides to treatment, help with palliative care, and ways to get connected with others who have your same type of cancer.

1. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.

Website: www.acscan.org

An advocacy organization and...

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20 Cancer Resources (Part 1)

by bnmcnabb.

Where To Go For Online Cancer Resources

Here are a few basic cancer resources for patients and caregivers that you may not know about. Some include places to find information on your cancer, clinical trials, help with prescription medications, information on chemotherapy and radiation, rides to treatment, help with palliative care, and ways to get connected with others who have your same type of cancer. 

1. American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery Program

Website: ...

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The Cancer Insurance Checklist - A Helpful Tool When Shopping for Insurance

by Brittany McNabb-WhatNext.

Many WhatNexters agree that trying to navigate decisions about insurance can be difficult. With Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act in place, there are a few changes in health care that may benefit cancer patients. The ACA says that by 2014, each state will have a health insurance marketplace that gives consumers one place to go to shop online and compare insurance plans.

Health Insurance

With this change, if you are looking for additional help, there is a Cancer Insurance Checklist by the Cancer Support...

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9 Ways for Parents to Organize Life at Home During Cancer

by Brittany McNabb-WhatNext.

Parents that are coping with cancer have a lot to juggle from cancer treatment, taking care of children, going to work, and managing their family the best they can. With the end of summer and kids going back to school, it might help you and your loved ones to brainstorm simple ideas to organize your family in ways that fit everyone’s needs.

Family At Home

1. Determine Your Personal Organization Preferences

Different people prefer different things when it comes to organization in their home. For a lot of...

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