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Information about all aspects of finances affected by a serious health condition. Includes income sources such as work, investments, and private and government disability programs, and expenses such as medical bills, and how to deal with financial problems.
Information about all aspects of health care from choosing a doctor and treatment, staying safe in a hospital, to end of life care. Includes how to obtain, choose and maximize health insurance policies.
Answers to your practical questions such as how to travel safely despite your health condition, how to avoid getting infected by a pet, and what to say or not say to an insurance company.

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If You Are Insured

If You Do Not Have Health Insurance (uninsured)

  • There are techniques for obtaining the care you need. See Uninsured.
  • If you have limited income and resources in addition to a house and car, you may qualify for Medicaid (Medi-cal in California). 
    • If you have more resources than allowed, your state may still let you qualify for medical care other than nursing home care. To learn how, click here.
    • To learn about the law in your state and how to apply for Medicaid (Medi-cal),  look for a health insurance assistance program, by clicking here offsite link. or by going to  offsite linkand type "health insurance assistance program" in the search area. 

If You Have Financial Concerns

For information about maximizing your resources (including information about how to borrow money from family and friends), how to deal with creditors, and new uses of your assets so you can get money from them without selling them. See How To Deal With A Financial Crunch Or CrisisTen Steps To Take In The Event Of A Financial Crunch Or Crisis, 

Financial assistance for children and families of people with a life expectancy of six months or less may be available through National Association for the Terminally Ill. Among other assistance, financial assistance may be available for telephone bills, home/auto repairs, electric bills, rent/mortgage, grocery vouchers and medications. To learn more, see: offsite link.

If You Have A Credit Card With A Death Benefit On It: see : If You Have A Death Benefit On Your Credit Card

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