Sep 17, 2012 - 5:49 pm
I have a private insurance policy which I kept (thankfully) after my husband's death in 2010. In order to afford the policy I have a $7,500 deductible, after which it does pay 100%. (had I had a lower deductible, I would have paid a lot more monthly in premium, so it comes out to about the same).
Anyway, since I am widowed and unable to work (have applied for disability) I need help paying the deductible amount. Last year when I had surgery, the hospital wrote a large portion of that bill off for me given my circumstances. I have no income, and still unable to move out on my own.
Does anyone know of any place I can seek some assistance? My clinic contacted American Cancer Society. Because I have insurance, they say I am not eligible for assistance. The hospital from where my chemo is billed told me the same thing.
I do not need all this stress from these medical bills. I also have a master's degree to pay for. I do have my teaching license, but now can't work due to my health issues.