You are here: Home Insurance Summary
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.


Next »


Insurance covers costs and losses which are too large for the average person to bear alone.

Arguably, health insurance is the most important asset to have after a diagnosis.

  • If you don't have health insurance, you can get it thanks to the Affordable Care Act (also known as "Obamacare") which eliminates pre-existing condition exclusions and expands Medicaid
  • If you do have health insurance, take the time to understand how to maximize use of the coverage and minimize your out-of-pocket expense. Do everything you can to keep health insurance. (If finances are difficult, see our document on Dealing With A Financial Crunch.)

Each of the other types of insurance mentioned in the other sections of this article are also important to a person living after a diagnosis. A large loss which could have been made more bearable through insurance would likely be more difficult for a person with a health history than for a person who has no health history.

Please share how this information is useful to you. 0 Comments


Post a Comment Have something to add to this topic? Contact Us.

Characters remaining:

  • Allowed markup: <a> <i> <b> <em> <u> <s> <strong> <code> <pre> <p>
    All other tags will be stripped.