Re: Brother-in-law has lung cancer and no insurance
I am so very sorry for your bad news.How old is your brother-in-Law ?And if you don't mind me asking what was his simptoms?
I can hardly believe that this kind of treatment is possible and doctors want him to pay before,knowing he doesn't have insurance.Sad.
You have nothing to loose,so I would get on the phone and find the hospital which will be able to provide me with payment plan,it is possible and it is better to pay in smaller amounts ruther than a huge summ of money.Also,doctor can direct you to a clinical studies which,I believe,are charge free,but I would do it only after surgery and chimo.Also,you can go to Canada and try to get treatment there.Also you have to call public health aid and talk to them.I know they have programs for people who can't afford payment.Any insurance will decline you dbrother-in-law at this point.You have to be on the plan,at least 1,5 years prior to getting something like cancer.You just have to research this options fast.I am sure you can find something.Wish you all the best.
Oh,one more option:call cancer line and talk to them,they are very helpful and can direct you and tell you where to go and what to do.
Last edited by Polinka; 09-29-2004 at 06:30 AM.