04 Oct Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Health Insurance
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We have a lot to be thankful for in the world of cancer research. Treatment for early-stage breast cancer has come a long way. These days it’s more precise and more effective, but the biggest hurdle of a breast cancer diagnosis is still ever present: the cost. In a study conducted by the Michigan University of Medicine, more breast cancer patients are worried about the financial cost of their treatment and feel that their health practitioners do not share their concern.
14 percent of patients in the same study had lost over 10 percent of their income because they had to miss work during treatment, while 17 percent spent part of their regular household income to make up for out-of-pocket medical expenses. Because of this issue, many non-profits have begun to emerge to help those who have been diagnosed through their financial hardship. Some of these non-profits include:
With a cancer diagnosis, you may find that the health insurance plan you have doesn’t cover enough of your medical costs. It might make sense for you to consider switching to a plan that may have higher premiums. AWS Insurance is prepared to help you through any concerns in the face of a diagnosis. Contact one of our insurance agents today to see what insurance plan is best for you and your lifestyle.