Resources to Help Pay Medical Bills

Where to Find Help Paying Medical Bills

 We Need All the Help We Can Get To Pay Medical Bills   I have spoken with people who have lost everything because of an illness. Having to choose between paying rent, buying food or paying for medical care is stressful. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that in 2016, half of all insurance policy-holders face a deductible of at least $1,000. This is the amount someone has to pay before their insurance starts paying and for some it is even higher. Almost [...]

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National Organizations that Pay for Medical Care

National Organizations that Provide Assistance Paying for Medical Care and Procedures Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) [hhs.gov] The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has information on assistance in paying for medical care for low-income families. Go to “Families & Children.” Government Benefits [benefits.gov] The official government benefits website. This is a free, confidential tool that locates government benefits. Health Resources and Services Administration [mchb.hrsa.gov] The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the DHHS website, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), [...]

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Federal and State Programs that Help Pay Medical Bills

Medical care and prescription drugs are expensive.  If someone is struggling paying for medical care or prescription drugs, these state and federal programs may be able to help: HealthCare.gov this site helps find insurance options, compare care, learn about prevention, and understand the Affordable Care Act. State human/social service agencies offer direct aid and referrals to other organizations. These organizations and the people who work for them are invaluable. So many agencies have online forums and resources that help streamline the [...]

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