Topic: Financial assistance for Medicare

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Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 02:21AM

Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 02:21AM

AmersonB wrote:

Financial assistance

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Jan 8, 2021 02:22AM AmersonB wrote:

I am looking for financial assistance for Medicare. Thank you.

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Jan 8, 2021 03:08AM minustwo wrote:

Amerson - what is your diagnosis, treatment and current health status? I may be wrong, but I think you get financial, assistance through Medicaid - not Medicare. Another option might be social security disability.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jan 8, 2021 03:00PM AmersonB wrote:

I haven't been actually diagnosed yet, but I found a lump and went for an exam yesterday. That doctor sent me straight to the er. She said I shouldn't wait another day. I am scheduling a free mammogram, but I am just thinking about any further medical financial issues because I don't have insurance. Thank you so much for your time!!

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Jan 8, 2021 03:21PM - edited Jan 8, 2021 03:25PM by melissadallas

AmersonB, check out this national breast and cervical detection program:

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/

This is only valid if you are 64 or younger. Are you talking about not having a medicare supplement and not being able to pay the medicare deductibles and copays? If so, please ask for an appointment with the hospital’s social worker team

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor. Dx 5/20/2012, LCIS, Stage 0, 0/0 nodes

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