Another sad healthcare story

Leave a comment

February 9, 2016 by Tony Novak

Freedom Benefits received this desperate question:

Hello, my mother had her gallbladder removed and now needs a liver biopsy but they won’t do it without her having any type of insurance. I came across you guys and saw that you don’t need a social just a ITIN? Is this something that will help her with her hospital bills?

My response:

Sorry to read about your family’s situation. Commercial supplemental insurance like this is of little benefit here. While some use it just to say that they in fact have insurance  and can get an appointment to be seen by a doctor, the reality is that it covers little or nothing of the surgical procedure proposed. I suggest that you follow the advice of local social services workers in your area they will know what will work best.

Best wishes,

Tony Novak

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: