Definitely speak to the Social Worker assigned to your cancer clinic! If you cannot get help, most places have a financial office that you can arrange payments with. And this will count towards your out of pocket maximum. I am sorry you need to worry about this when you are dealing with a cancer diagnosis, it seems so unfair. I wish you the very best.
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where can i get help for high deductible? just cuz I have insurance doesn't mean I have money. I haven't even started treatment...$$$
try one of the organizations listed here:
You got some great referrals already, but I have a couple of ideas that might work. I'm not sure how fruitful they'll be, but they're worth a try. One is CancerCare-they do offer some money (not a fortune) to help offset costs (every gift or grant that offsets costs is something). Their Social Workers may be aware of even more sources.
Another idea is if you belong to a religious community to contact your clergyperson and ask them if there are resources available (they usually have a small discretionary fund, but besides this, they have links to the larger associations affiliated with your/their religion, for example, if your Catholic, it's Catholic Charities, if you're Jewish, it's The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (they helped out a family I know of where the Mom had breast cancer a great deal down in Baltimore [treating hospital-Johns Hopkins]). Just a little more food for thought.
Best of luck in securing the funds you need!