Financial Help for Health Care

Thanks for sharing this!

You detect a lump in your breast and want to have a mammogram, but you’re worried. Your employer offers no health insurance and you don’t earn enough to buy a private policy. How will you pay for treatment if the test comes back positive?

Help may be available under the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act. This federal law gives states the option to provide eligible women with full Medicaid benefits for treatment of breast and/or cervical cancer or pre-cancerous conditions.

Here’s how it works: First, you need to obtain a screening at a National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program clinic. Clinics operating under this program, which is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control, provide free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to low income, uninsured women. You can find a clinic near you by checking with your state health department.

Next, if the clinic finds symptoms of breast or cervical cancer or a precancerous condition, ask about Medicaid health benefits to help pay for your treatment.

Generally, in order to qualify for help, you must be under age 65, uninsured, and otherwise not eligible for Medicaid. In addition, as mentioned above, you must be screened through a National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program clinic. Your state may have other rules and additional eligibility requirements.

You might also like these posts

Article – Preparing for Hurricane Season Image source: By Nilfanion , via Wikimedia Commons. The map shows the tracks of all tropical cyclones which formed worldwide from 1985 to 2005.The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. While the 2014 season is expected to be a mild one, mild doesn’t mean storm-free. Getting ready early is a good idea—and early preparati...
Article — Locked Out Image source: UK, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons What’s on your computer? Your manuscripts? Work? Photos? What would you do if you were denied access to those files—if you were locked out by rogue hackers? If you’re shaking your head because you think nothing on your computer is of value to hackers, consider th...
Article — Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Image source: ftc.gov Taxes are scary enough, without adding tax identity theft to the mix. The costs—$3.6 billion a year according to an estimate by the US Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration—are scary, too. Unfortunately, both tax ID theft and the costs are on the rise. The US Federal Trade Commission...
Article — Your 2013 Federal Income Tax Return Image source: IRS.gov Whether you’re a part- or full-time freelancer, receiving income means filing a tax return. Here are three things to keep in mind as you look back at your 2013 business activity. Dates: The IRS will begin accepting 2013 business returns on Monday, January 13, 2014. For individual returns, the da...

We write. Visit us in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like our stories, is unreal but not untrue.

Posted in Articles Tagged with: ,