Experiences with Health insurance issue

Living With Lung Cancer

Cancer can create a financial burden. There are effective ways to cope if you ask for help and research the resources that are available.

When you are diagnosed with cancer, health insurance and money issues are not the first thing you worry about. Many people initially ignore insurance issues because they are focused on getting treatment and fighting their cancer. However, insurance problems are common and will not go away. There are an endless amount of questions when dealing with health care insurance. For example, “What if my insurance will not cover routine tests?”, “How will COBRA help?”, “What if I do not have insurance?”, “What if I am self-employed with cancer?”, and maybe “How can I raise money to cover medical costs?”.

WhatNexter’s provide a few simple tips: work out a payment plan with your doctor from the start, keep records of all insurance transactions, check and double-check receipts, obtain a substantial amount of insurance information including coverages, out-of-pocket costs, and co-payments, try to stay in network, and if you have questions consider asking for a case manager (a free service). For more information on managing health insurance when you have cancer, keeping insurance records, paying medical bills, claim denials, COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA, ACA, ADA, and options for the uninsured, read the American Cancer Society’s detailed guide. Also, read about the health insurance issues other cancer patients have experienced and get firsthand insights below.

Don't forget to view our guide on How to talk to your insurance company.

    • Sharil
    • Experience with Inflammatory Breast Cancer
    8 months ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    I didn’t have very good health insurance and owe a great deal of money

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    • PFord
    • Experience with Clear Cell Carcinoma
    10 months ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    After crying and thinking well cancer didn't pass me by, I was sad, so sad and depressed. Then I had to snap myself out of it and ba...

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  1. 11 months ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    Health Insurance refused treatment “said not medically necessary.

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    • ginawill
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    12 months ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    Affordable care act did away with all self pay ppo plans(I paid out of pocket 1200/month for over 20 years for that plan and they ca...

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  2. about 1 year ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    I felt numb. Couldn't understand or process what was being said

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  3. about 1 year ago
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    Health insurance issue

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    No insurance.....had to get cobra. Dont qualify for medicaid

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    • Jinnie_K
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    I took a test that shows my tumor is not sensitive to the taxol drugs and my doctor wants to start me on the taxol drugs. I asked fo...

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    • Bearpond
    • Experience with Intraocular Melanoma ...
    over 1 year ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    Many treatment facilities would not accept our insurance. We had to travel from Upstate NY to Nashville in order to get insurance c...

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    • Hilkei
    • Experience with Mantle Cell Lymphoma
    almost 2 years ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    January 10, 2018. Since PET Scan on December 21, 2017 (and yes, I know it's the holidays ...) can't get authorization for the chemo...

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    • badboy275
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pros...
    about 2 years ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    My treatment is through the VA, after receiving multiple treatment plans I discovered that if you are over 40 miles from the treatme...

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    • Santana
    • Experience with Mantle Cell Lymphoma
    about 2 years ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    Bactria Infection After surgery. Was sent home on 14 days of 24 hrs IV Antibiotics. Need inhaled Antibiotic but it took 6 weeks to g...

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  4. over 2 years ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    Gynecologists hate my insurance plan!

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