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Mar 27, 2011 08:49PM EnglishMajor wrote:
These have been posted before, but in case they were missed
Jenn in michigan told us about the CDF:
Established in 2003, the Chronic Disease Fund ensures that underinsured patients have access to the new, breakthrough medications and treatments that help patients live longer, happier, more productive lives.
Chronic Disease Fund quickly became the largest copay organization in the country. In 2009, it helped more then 60,000 people get the medications they needed.
* Co-Pay Relief Program www.copays.org, 866-512-3861
* Health Insurance Assistance Service www.cancer.org, 800-227-2345
* NeedyMeds (links to assistance programs) www.needymeds.org
* Patient Services Inc. www.uneedpsi.org, 800-366-7741
* Patient Advocate Foundation www.patientadvocate.org, 800-532 -5274
Patient Advocate Foundation (www.patientadvocate.org) which provides mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to health care, including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses.
CancerCare (www.cancercare.org) whose programs include counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation.
Additional Sources of Information
* American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org/MLT_1x_Medical_Insurance_and_Financial_Assistance_for_the_Ca ncer_Patient.asp
* American Society of Clinical Oncology patient Web site: www.cancer.net/patient/All +About+Cancer/Managing+the+Cost+of+Cancer +Care/Getting+Organized
* Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: www.cms.hhs.gov/
* Kaiser Family Foundation: www.kff.org/consumerguide/7350.cfm
Dx 7/6/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-