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      LeslieD

      Thank-you so much gone West! I am so glad at this overwhelming time there are caring people with answers!

      over 4 years ago
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      BarbarainBham (Best Answer!)

      LeslieD, your very welcome! Like Gonewest said, you need to go ahead and apply for the Medicaid now, so it can be approved and you can start the radiation. I agree, I would call and ask that they expedite your application, because you have Stage IV cancer and need to start your treatments. Don't forget that the oncologist has a separate bill from the radiation bill, so you also need to call the doctor's Financial Counselor or Billing Office to ask if they have assistance for low-income patients, such as waiving co-pays. (You need to ask that question at each different place you go to, such as if you go to a separate place for your mammogram.) After you apply for the Medicaid, don't forget to re-apply for the Food Stamps, Meals on Wheels. and LIHEAP help with utilities.

      You will need to take your proof of income or tax return with you on Thursday. Please update us and let us know what you find out. Good luck!

      over 4 years ago
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      LeslieD

      Thank-you, BarbarainBham,
      Your advice is incredible! I will take my proof of income with me on Thursday! I will let you know of the outcome!! I have been given such great information! It helps knowing that I!m not alone and there are caring people who have been through this and want to help! That means so much!!!

      over 4 years ago
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