Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Financial Crisis of a Health Crisis

Throughout Kent's entire illness, we had excellent insurance through an individual policy with Assurant Health for our family. All too often though, when people are diagnosed with something catastrophic, they're not adequately insured or they don't have any insurance which leaves them dealing with not only a health crisis but also a financial crisis. A friend, fellow church member and former co-worker of Kent's recently posted 5 Tips for Dealing with Medical Debt on his blog. This is a good read for those who are grappling with how to pay for surgeries, treatments and routine appointments for scans and check-ups.