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can't get insurance coverage

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Joined: Apr 2005

My 25 year old son has recently completed his treatment for testicular cancer. He is still a college student since the cancer interrupted his studies. He is now ineligible for my medical insurance since he turned 25. I can cover him for one year under COBRA, which is very expensive, but no insurance companies will pick him up after that until he reaches the 3 year cancer free diagnosis. He lives in SC. Who can I appeal to for coverage? He needs to continue his follow up tests for 5 years.

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Joined: May 2006


Congratulations on your son being cancer free! You may want to consider contacting the American Cancer Society's National Cancer Information Center. Cancer Information Specialists can be reached 24 hours a day at 1-800-227-2345 and may be able to assist you with your question.

Take care and be well,

CSN Dana

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