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    maryray asked a questionBreast Cancer

    I have a question about health insurance, specifically I am coming to the end of COBRA and will end up on HIPAA guaranteed insurance.

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      blondie

      Contact the local office and tell them what is happening. Maybe the hospital has a business office that can help.

      almost 5 years ago
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      Elle

      Glad you asked this question as I am in the same boat. I'm looking forward to following this to see if any other answers help. Good luck to us both!

      almost 5 years ago
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      http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/faqs/faq_consumer_hipaa.html#.UKHgaIawUmg

      This is the Federal information page that leads me to believe I am headed into a "high risk pool" in Ohio, and that my pre-existing condition can be excluded from coverage. When I spoke to Humana, they agreed that yes, I would not be eligible for any of their "normal" individual plans, and my only option would be their high-risk pool. I haven't gotten a response from the high risk people at Humana! This stress is not helping my blood pressure.

      almost 5 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Still in the initial 6 treatments of TCH pus a clinical trial drug, and those aren't easy.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Mastectomy): I have a tissue expander and am awaiting reconstructive surgery. I'll have to wait several more months until chemo is over to do this. Can't wait to have that over with!