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In 2005 Harvard Law & Medical Review published a study revealing that greater than 50% of bankruptcies are caused by Illness. Each year 1.9 to 2.2 MILLION Americans (filers plus dependants) experience a medically related bankruptcy. It also revealed that 42 percent of medical debtors are likely to experience lapses in medical coverage due to the illness at exactly the time they most need it. Read the study...


 

OUR PARTNERS

Beats 4 Boobs
organization that grants financial support to local breast cancer non-profits that provide direct services to people battling breast cancer

Boarding For Breast Cancer
a non-profit, youth-focused education, awareness, and fundraising foundation.

Feel Your Boobies
a call to action that reminds you about a habit that can increase your chances of early detection and potentially save your life.

 

 

 

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Please use this list of resources for additional help.

 

Financial Assistance

Beckstrand Cancer Association - (Orange County and Los Angeles County) Beckstrand assists cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation with their medical expenses.

Breast Cancer Angels - (Southern California Only) provides financial and emotional assistance for women and their families as they are going through breast cancer treatment.

Breast Cancer Emergency Fund - (Northern CA Only) provides emergency financial assistance to low-income women and men of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties who are in active treatment for breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Solutions - (Southern California Only) a non-profit organization provides breast cancer patients with direct assistance, community referrals and compassionate support.

Breast Cancer Charities of America- Help Now Fund - committed to helping as many people as possible through those financial struggles with our Help Now Fund

CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation - co-payment assistance

Cancer Care - offers financial assistance to people with cancer

Cancer.org- Finding and Paying For Treatment

The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition - helps cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges, through: facilitating communication and collaboration among member organizations; educating patients and providers about existing resources and linking to other organizations that can disseminate information about the collective resources of the member organizations; advocating on behalf of cancer patients who continue to bear financial burdens associated with the costs of cancer treatment and care.

Cancer Support Community - Serves people living in West Los Angeles and the broader Los Angeles community with a full menu of free-of-charge, essential programs overseen by licensed therapists. Maintains financial aid links resources on website.

MRI Financial Assistance Program for Young Women At Risk for Breast Cancer - founded by actress and breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate, is funding a financial assistance program to help young women who are at high risk for breast cancer gain access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) screening.

ModestNeeds.org - Modest Needs is a registered charity that promotes the self-sufficiency of low-income workers by helping them to afford short-term, emergency expenses.

Patient Access Network Foundation - The Patient Access Network Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to providing underinsured patients with co-payment assistance through 31 disease-specific funds that give them access to the treatments they need. 1-866-316-7263

Patient Advocate Foundation - Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness. 1-866-512-3861

Patient Services - a national non-profit organization committed to supporting people with expensive chronic illnesses and conditions through locating solutions with health insurance and assisting with premiums and prescription co-payments to facilitate positive health and well-being. 1-800-366-7741

The Pink Fund - The Pink Fund has been formed to help women and men suffering from breast cancer 
focus on healing, raising their families and returning to the workplace. The Pink Fund 
will provide short-term financial aid during the brief period of active treatment and 
recovery.

 

Perscription Assistance

Chronic Disease Fund (CD Fund) - a nonprofit organization that focuses on a single need – providing financial help to seriously ill Americans who have insurance, but cannot afford their medication.

Needy Meds - NeedyMeds is an online information resource of programs that provide assistance to people who are unable to afford their medications and health care costs.

Partnership for Prescriptions 1.888.477.2669 - The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.

Jenatec- will pay for Herceptin
1.800.530.3083

Pact Plus- will pay for Taxotere
1.800.966.6629

Safety Net Program- will pay for Neulasta
1.800.272.9379

RxAssist
 offers a comprehensive database of patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need. Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. 1.401.729.3284

Rx Hope - Patient Assistance Programs (PAP) are designed to support low income US residents with free or low cost prescriptions. The programs usually cover brand name drugs only and are administered individually by the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the drugs. 1.732.507.7600


Debt Management

Slash Your Medical Bills: 7 Ways to Haggle - BNET.com/Moneywatch.com

Cancer Care: Managing the Cost of Cancer Care - new patient guide to financial help

THE ACCESS PROJECT - offers a medical debt resolution service

PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATION - offers information and resources for patients

NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR CREDIT COUNSELING - offers online directory of affiliated credit counselors, also runs debtadvice.org

THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION - Provides information about consumer credit and debt: Questions to ask a prospective credit counselor

Heath Insurance

Foundation for Health Coverage Education® (FHCE) - Our mission is to provide simplified public and private health insurance eligibility information in order to help more people access coverage.

eHealthInsurance.com - eHealth, Inc. is the parent company of eHealthInsurance Services Inc., the leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. eHealthInsurance presents complex health insurance information in an objective, user-friendly format, enabling the research, analysis, comparison and purchase of health insurance products that best meet consumers' needs.

Lifestyle Suport

Beauty Bus - Beauty Bus Foundation delivers dignity, hope and respite to chronically or terminally ill men, women and children and their caregivers through beauty and grooming services and pampering products. Services include: In-Home Beauty and Grooming Services, Pop-Up Salons, Bag of Beauty Program

Cancer Support Community - Serves people living in West Los Angeles and the broader Los Angeles community with a full menu of free-of-charge, essential programs overseen by licensed therapists. Financial aid links resources on website as well.

Cleaning For A Reason -This nonprofit offers free professional housecleaning, and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer - any type of cancer.

 

Breast Cancer Resource Links

National Cancer Institute - Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (WHCRA)- Your Rights After A Mastectomy and not been diagnosed with cancer: Does WHCRA apply to me?

Breast Friends - National network dedicated to helping patients, their friends and family members. Until there’s a cure… Breast Friends is helping women survive the trauma of cancer, one friend at a time.

Breast Preservation Foundation- Leading the way for the skin sparring mastectomy

The Breast Cancer Site- click to give free mammograms!

BreastCancer.org

Susan G Komen for the Cure

NationalBreastCancer.org

How to Find a Free Mammogram Service

Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP)-California

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) provides access to breast and cervical cancer screening services to underserved women all 50 states, the District of Columbia, five U.S. territories, and 12 tribes.

Cancer.org - We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or finding it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis...To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.