I figured posting this here would get the most attention. I have a friend who is having some major health problems. She just found out she has cervical cancer in which they want her to have chemo before & after surgery. Here is the problem, she doesn't have a job. Her hubby makes to much to get medicaid & in order to qualify for medicare she would have to have a part time job, but unemployment in our area is on the rise. Jobs are very scarce here. I have been racking my brain on what I can do to help her. She checked into the surgery & all on what it will cost for her & she is looking at $26,000+. She is 27 & she has a 1 yr old little girl. I know a benefit would be a great idea, but where to start & what should I ask for & from who. I really want to help her out so any suggestions would be wonderful.Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 9:38 PM on Nov. 3, 2008
Answer by CarolynBarnett at 9:39 PM on Nov. 3, 2008
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Answer by L.A.F.outloud at 9:48 PM on Nov. 3, 2008
I don't know what state you live in but there are special cervical/breast cancer medicaid waivers for which the eligibility reguirement is to be diagnosed. ( I f I'm not mistaken) We are off tomorrow, election day, but I will check on Wednesday for you and hope that I can get back to this place. Better yet, please leave me a note on my page and that way I will be sure that I can get back to you. I will check some other resource also for you. Once a woman is found eligible for this Medicaid waiver, she will never be terminated.
Answer by Star419 at 9:51 PM on Nov. 3, 2008