Sunday, October 27, 2013

Blood Cancer and the Affordable Care Act

Having cancer and having no insurance starts to get costly quickly. And by quickly I mean immediately. When Derek was first clued in that something was wrong medically, he had no insurance and we had to pay for a doctor's visit and a CT scan out of pocket. It wiped out all our savings and all the money we had saved for our honeymoon that was to happen two weeks later. He was diagnosed a few weeks later and in the pursuit of insurance, he was denied coverage because of his pre-existing condition. The new Affordable Care Act make it possible for people with pre-existing conditions to get insurance. To see how this effects those with blood cancers, check out this resource built by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

This blog post isn't meant to spark any controversy about the new act but provide a resource to someone who is wondering how this effects them and their cancer.

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