• Cancelling chemo due to insurance not covering enough?

    Asked by sunshinemb on Monday, September 29, 2014

    Cancelling chemo due to insurance not covering enough?

    I have been fighting ovarian cancer for 5 years; it has now decided to attack my right kidney and urether tube; had a stent placed in to start chemo. Was notified by my cancer center that my chemo was cancelled due to medicare not covering enough of cost and I am on disability in poverty level. So I feel like I was handed a death sentence; after spending 300+ to get this stint in that they insisted I have. Should I call an attorney? What are my rights?

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    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      The Doc that is helping me with Scans a few minor surgeries, AND pretty much encouraging me and holding my hand is a Angel Sent from Heaven. He's one of the Greatest Human Beings I've ever met and he Prays with me every time I go to see him. He is a Surgeon but has lots of Patients like me who he sees as a GP and holds their hands and talks a lot about God.....Wonderful Guy.....SO they are out there just far and few between.....It's hard to become a Doctor but it should NOT be that hard to be a Good Human Being....What goes around comes around......

      over 6 years ago
    • sunshinemb's Avatar
      sunshinemb

      Well, my oncologist for the last five years just called and said that until my 11,000 bill was paid he could no longer treat me. REALLY? He said he could refer me to someone else; but I would have to make financial arrangements ahead of time to be seen. OMG.....I've really been given a death sentence with no remorse from anyone.

      over 6 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      I DO understand that the Docs need to get paid and this guy only takes regular insurance.....There is Medicare and Medicaid etc......BUT it is an awful indictment of our Broken and Cruel System here in the good ole US of A....

      over 6 years ago

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