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The Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery (AiRS) Foundation
This foundation provides grants to offset the costs of reconstructive surgery for lower income women.
FAQS ABOUT AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IMPLEMENTATION (PART XII)
Released by the Department of Labor, page 4 of this document clarifies that insurance companies must pay for both genetic counseling and genetic testing without any cost-sharing (no cost-sharing, no copays) for women who meet the United States Preventive Services Task Force guidelines for genetic risk assessment.
Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) at CMS
This is the agency consumers can contact for help when they feel they have been inappropriately denied services or were inappropriately charged a co-pay or deductible counter to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They run a helpline:
Direct: (410) 786-1565
Toll free: (887) 267-2323 ext. 6-1565
or email at: email@example.com
The Pink Fund
The Pink Fund distributes short-term financial aid, for basic living expenses, on behalf of “breast cancer patients” who have lost all or a part of their income during active treatment. Payments are made directly to the patient’s creditors. They have also provided assistance to previvors in the past.
Patient Advocate Foundation
A national nonprofit organization that serves as an active liaison between patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys.
National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)
the Centers for Disease Control's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) provides access to breast and cervical cancer screening services to underserved women in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 U.S. territories, and 12 tribes.
The Lynne Cohen Cancer Screening & Prevention Project for High Risk Women Bellevue Hospital Center/NYU Cancer Institute
This program makes a special effort to provide excellent medical care to uninsured, underserved minority women from communities that have traditionally had fewer medical services available.
This is a state-by-state compiled listing of bill-paying assistance programs.
Medicare Rights Center
The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives.