Breast Cancer is scary. It's even more frightening when you have to deal with an insurance nightmare. In the second town-hall style segment of "Surviving Breast Cancer" Amy dives into the topic of Breast Cancer and Insurance Nightmares and how to avoid them. The special featured the following and their stories:
Breast cancer survivor Cheri Person - Cheri discussed living through a major nightmare with her insurance company, which approved coverage for tests, then denied them. She was also told she had to go back to the doctor who botched her initial surgery because that was the only doctor covered by insurance.
Cindy Love, The Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation - She acted as an advocate for Cheri so she could get the coverage she was supposed to, and the tests that would save her life.
Cliff Carter - Personal Injury Attorney: Cliff discussed nightmares that he's helped cancer patients deal with, and what happens to make a breast cancer case turn into a personal injury case. If you'd like the help of Cliff or his co-workers he can be reached by phone at 916-567-1111 or Email at Info@cwclawfirm.com
Rachel McConachie, Nurse navigator from Dignity Health - Rachel discussed how she helps breast cancer patients navigate the tricky waters of insurance and how to get the correct tests at the right time.
Jenni Gomez, an attorney who works for Legal Services of Northern California. She works in the Consumer Health Department. LSNC is an independent non profit offering free legal services, and has expertise in the health field.