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Old 05-25-2015, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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if he qualifies for disability, then he can also get on medicare.
Medicaid
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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I believe the patient can ask to speak with an oncology social worker or financial counselor at the facility that provided the diagnosis. These individuals should be able to guide you through the process of obtaining treatment.

You can set up payment plans, or negotiate a discounted payment with the treating facility.
Sometimes.

Most Cancer Treatment facilities require uninsured patients to pony up the cash in advance of treatment.

11/12 treatments are priced in excess of $100,000.
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:15 PM
 
Location: USA
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Really? What is your solution to a seriously ill person who cannot pay for his/her medical care? All the shoulda, woulda, coulda lectures are not going to make them better, so don't waste your breath. So, what do we do with people who will die without proper (sometimes, continuing) medical care, but cannot pay for it?
Very good question. The ACA has created an opportunity for almost anyone to buy insurance. The personal responsibility comes into play when a person uses the money that should be going to pay for premiums on something else for whatever reason.
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Very good question. The ACA has created an opportunity for almost anyone to buy insurance. The personal responsibility comes into play when a person uses the money that should be going to pay for premiums on something else for whatever reason.
If a person has an adequate income, then I agree and the law penalizes them for not buying insurance, but what about a poor person who has no children and lives in a state without expanded medicaid, they should buy a policy instead of what, paying rent, eating?
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:54 PM
 
Location: USA
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If a person has an adequate income, then I agree and the law penalizes them for not buying insurance, but what about a poor person who has no children and lives in a state without expanded medicaid, they should buy a policy instead of what, paying rent, eating?
As we discussed over poverty level income can buy you a plan for under 4% of income maybe as low as $5 a month. Non ACA Medicaid usually applies to single people under 65 who are not disabled or have yet to be approved for disability.
So that group of non disabled singles under age 65 who do not earn poverty level and do not have savings to buy a plan in the open market are the real denied group.
I guess there are people in that situation mostly in rural areas.
Is it that common? I really don't know.
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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As we discussed over poverty level income can buy you a plan for under 4% of income maybe as low as $5 a month. Non ACA Medicaid usually applies to single people under 65 who are not disabled or have yet to be approved for disability.
So that group of non disabled singles under age 65 who do not earn poverty level and do not have savings to buy a plan in the open market are the real denied group.
I guess there are people in that situation mostly in rural areas.
Is it that common? I really don't know.
According to this there are 8 million
But the Supreme Courtís ruling on the health care law last year, while upholding it, allowed states to choose whether to expand Medicaid. Those that opted not to leave about eight million uninsured people who live in poverty ($19,530 for a family of three) without any assistance at all.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/he...anted=all&_r=0
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:20 PM
 
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Very good question. The ACA has created a opportunity for almost anyone to buy insurance. The personal responsibility comes into play when a person uses the money that should be going to pay for premiums on something else for whatever reason.
Shoulda, woulda, coulda - waste of breath. What is your solution to the problem of those who need life saving medical care but cannot pay for it? Do you just let them die?
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:33 PM
 
Location: USA
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Shoulda, woulda, coulda - waste of breath. What is your solution to the problem of those who need life saving medical care but cannot pay for it? Do you just let them die?
If they need help my vote is they should get it.
I do not have the solution as to where the money to pay for it comes from.
What do you suggest?
Politicians do things for power and money. I would like to know how we can change this.
Maybe you should ask the people why they vote for politicians that are against their own best interests.

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Old 05-26-2015, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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That's where people in Canada, France, or the UK are ahead. Their medical expenses are free.

Doesn`t do you any good if you die on a waiting list for "free" cancer treatment.

CARPE DIEM: US vs. Europe: Life Expectancy and Cancer Survival
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:50 AM
 
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Its not free- The taxes are ridiculously high!!!
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