Hello Emory, I was fortunate to have insurance during the chemo, radiation, and the surgery. I knew it was going to run out, because I couldn't work anymore. Right now I have no insurance, since January and I won't have any until the middle of the year. You can get coverage with a Pre existing condition, but it will cost you $. Through a web site at (www.pcip. gov) it's not as much as cobra though. Telling my pain management doctor about this she got disgusted and upset about the price I was paying, just to see her is $100.00, the price of the prescription is $175.00 and when I get the bill, it is $200.00. This is per month and on only my pain medication. She was working with me and we were trying to figure out a way to make it less for me. Unfortunately, there is nothing else I can do for that because it is a strong pain medication. I have a discount card and that saves me $50.00. I'm due for a CT Scan, and there is no way I can afford that. It will have to wait another three months. I'm just rolling the dice. The good thing though is, since I had mentioned that I have no insurance to the doctors, is that in some way they are willing and try to lower the cost and offer something and resources that may be out there to help.
Make it known that you have to pay cash, and ask the local clinics and hospitals about any resources that may help you in this situation. Your not alone, even at the bottom of this page is a link to search resources from the American Cancer Society.
I wish you well,