I think this is an overwhelming overlooked very important piece of the cancer treatment puzzle. What insurances pay for what? Who gets delayed or denied? Are cutting edge treatments covered? How to get permanent disability? When can you get Medicare? Is it good or bad to transfer to Medicare? HMO....PPO....Medicare.....Gap..... Prescriptions......Now what with Obama and health care? Is the government going to start limiting treatment based on how long you have lived because they are going broke?
Maybe I am just in the wrong forum for this question?
People on Medicare?
There does not seem to be a good place to post this, Moderator please move to proper forum if needed...
I need some input from people on Medicare... although my wife is only 50 on 08/01 she gets Medicare A & B, an insurance friend came over and signed her up for AARPs California F and a prescription plan.
He claimed it was the Cadillac of plans minimal out of pocket and she can go anywhere.
We currently have Kaiser and for the past two years they have done a very good job, Lynne is stage 4 IBC Triple Negative. She is currently on Avastin and Xeloda (This is the 1st chemo combo out of many that is working!).
She is nervous about leaving Kaiser; my plan was to take her to MD Anderson for a complete evaluation and treatment course (spending what ever time we need to in Houston). I would be happy to hear from people who have gone to Anderson also people that are using an insurance plan I outlined (Medicare A B plus AARPs gap and prescription). Any problems paying for treatment??, chemo??? As you know Avastin and Xeloda are very expensive and Lynne may be on them indefinitely.
I have to cement this new direction or can it and keep her with Kaiser, I have about 60 days.
Thank you very much Paul and Lynne
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