• Has anyone else run into financial issues with being able to pay for services and then get told that your doctor will no longer treat you if

    Asked by MamaFagan03 on Friday, June 22, 2012

    Has anyone else run into financial issues with being able to pay for services and then get told that your doctor will no longer treat you if

    you cant make payments?? Does anyone know where I can turn to for help?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Call the 800 # for the American Cancer society on the home page of this site. Then check with social workers at your hospital or where you are getting treated. Or the health dept. in your county. Seems if they are going to throw down on you like that, they might have some options for you. Kind of cold that way. Typical of medical community, all about the money. They charge 5 times too much on those who have insurance to make up for those that don't, but still want to do this.
      Good luck to you, I wish you the best!

      over 4 years ago
    • Jennew's Avatar
      Jennew

      It happened to me when I when to get my surgery for a lumpectomy. The Hospital wanted $ 7,000.00 up front before surgery and I had Blue cross blue shield. I don't have that kind of money? Talked them down to $3,500.00 and a payment plan. My company loaned me the 3,500.00 so I could have surgery. Now I'm trying to figure out how to pay for the rest, and I'm not working due to having Chemo. In the hole big time.

      over 4 years ago
    • mpboko's Avatar
      mpboko

      We have used the Social workers within the Facility where my husband gets treatment and they have been a great resource for getting financial help.

      over 4 years ago

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