In this section we'll discuss dealing with financial and insurance issues. You'll learn about the different types of health insurance, laws that govern health insurance in the United States, and how to manage the costs of cancer treatment.
Many people in the United States are able to get health insurance through their employers. Some may qualify for certain government-funded health care plans. Individuals can also purchase insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Learn more about possible options here.
It's important to have health insurance when you or a family member has cancer, and to understand how to manage it. Learn what you need to know here.
Learn about some of the laws governing health care and insurance in the United States, including the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, and others.
Get information on what to do if you have trouble paying a medical bill, and where to find help for cancer-related expenses.
The American Cancer Society has programs and services to help people with cancer and their loved ones understand cancer, manage their lives through treatment and recovery, and find the emotional support they need. And best of all, our help is free.