Although most said they'd let their physician know if asked, survey finds
by Miss_Betty_The_Mom on Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:00 AM
by Rose1971 on Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:00 AM
Check out the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. If he is placed in a clinical trial they will pay for treatments. My moms policy is exhausted and all options locally are also exhausted. We are planning on joining a trial and traveling as needed, probably every 2 weeks at this point. It is a pain but what else can we do? The same drug here (if we could find a doc to give it to her since it is still in trials for her type of cancer) could run as much as $30,000.00 a month! and that is just the chemo.
Also, if he is purely out of money and resources then Medicaid in most states will cover treatment. There is even a thing called Medicaid spend down that kicks in when your bills overwhelm your income. But they count resources and everything. They have a 5 year lookback, which means that heaven forbid he die, then they will sell everything and take their part out first. Leaving little of nothing to his loved ones. So be careful.
Hope you find some answers and soon. Maybe others will have more info.
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