Cannot Afford Treatment?
Unfortunately, not all healthcare insurance plans will cover all of the costs associated with cancer treatment. However the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 requires everyone to have medical insurance and sets a standard for all insurance plans. For more information about your specific healthcare plan, contact your healthcare plan administrator.
Consolidated Health Centers Program
Consolidated Health Centers Program is a federally funded program that provides access to healthcare services to medically unserved and underserved populations. The Program provides healthcare to all individuals, both insured and uninsured, regardless of ability to pay. For more information, please visit http://bphc.hrsa.gov. To find a Health Center near you see http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspx
Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP)
The CRCCP sponsors local programs that provide colorectal cancer screening and follow-up care to individuals between the ages of 50 and 64, who are uninsured or underinsured, and have no alternative means of payment. CRCCP programs are offered in 25 states. For more information please visit http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/crccp/about.htm.
Please remember that the programs listed above are not the only options you have. This list simply provides some of the available programs and is not a comprehensive list. Please help out others in need and send any information you may have regarding other screening options for low-income individuals.