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Topic: Private Health Insurance -- possible after stage iv diagnosis?

Forum: Stage IV and Metastatic Breast Cancer ONLY —

A place for those managing the ups & downs of a Stage IV/metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. Please respect that this forum is for Stage IV members only. There is a separate forum For Family and Caregivers of People with a STAGE IV Diagnosis.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2017 10:22PM

fight4two wrote:

Now that I've been diagnosed with stage IV bc, I've been wanting our family to spend more time together. I currently have health insurance under my husband's employer. If he quits his job, would it be possible for me to buy private health insurance? and would the price charged be much higher due to my diagnosis? Just trying to figure out how to spend more time with my family but don't want to make my situation worse by no longer being able to afford health insurance when I so desperately need it now. Any advice or words of wisdom would be much appreciated!

Dx 8/20/2012, IDC, 3cm, 2/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/2/2012 AC Chemotherapy 11/27/2012 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 1/21/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 3/5/2013
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Apr 20, 2017 06:34AM susan_02143 wrote:

Health insurance is a function of what country you live in and if you are in the USA, which state.

anotherplan.blogspot.com... and its back. May 3, 2010 mets found. Five years NED on Faslodex * 4/2015 progression to bone * 6/11/2015 Femara/Ibrance * 12/27/2015 Xeloda * 2/24/2016 Xgeva * another progression, another drug Taxol 2/14/2017 Dx 6/8/2005, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 20, 2017 10:17AM - edited Apr 20, 2017 10:19AM by ShetlandPony

Good private insurance can be impossibly expensive, even setting aside the question of a pre-existing condition. You could get info from an insurance broker.

2011 Stage I ILC ER+PR+ Her2- 1.5 cm grade 1, ITCs sn . Lumpectomy, radiation, tamoxifen. 2014 Stage IV ILC ER+PR+Her2- grade 2, mets to breast , liver. Taxol NEAD. 2015,2016 Ibrance+letrozole. 2017 Faslodex+Afnitor; Xeloda. 2018 Xeloda NEAD

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