Confusing and high bills for cancer patients add to anxiety and suffering

Weeks after my father passed away from cancer in 2010, my newly widowed mother received a bill for US$11,000. Insurance retroactively denied a submitted claim for one of his last chemotherapy treatments, claiming it was “experimental.” All of the prior identical chemotherapy treatments he had received had been covered, and the doctors had received pre-authorization for the treatment. Was it […]

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Medical bills financially burden almost half of cardiovascular disease patients

Over 45 percent of adult atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) patients suffer financial hardship related to their medical bills, including many who cannot pay their medical bills at all, according to a cardiovascular medicine and society paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. ASCVD is the leading cause of death in the United States and the disease […]

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Family who travel 120 miles for cancer treatment struggle to pay bills

Family of boy with cancer who travel 120 miles for specialist treatment are struggling to pay the bills after his mother was forced to quit work Oliver Brown, 10, must travel from Plymouth to Bristol for stem cell treatment He was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2016 and relapsed in May this year  Costs are in the thousands so far, […]

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