Health insurance costs for young cancer survivors are proving overwhelming


Many are skipping follow-up care as they are finding the expense to be prohibitive. A recent health insurance study has shown that young people who have survived cancer are commonly deciding not to take part in follow-up care because they are not able to afford the associated costs. The results of this research were published in the Cancer journal. The study examined the care progress of survivors of cancer between the ages of 20 and 39 years old. What they determined was that 67 percent who had never had a…

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Hurricane Isaac leads to out-of-pocket expenses in Louisiana

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon - Insurance News

Hurricane Isaac spurs unexpected expenses Louisiana continues to struggle in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, which struck the state and other in late August. Insurers and state officials have been working to repair the damage caused by the storm and assist those that have been displaced by the disastrous floods it caused. While state residents continue to piece their lives back together, they may soon face new problems from the state’s insurance industry. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has announced that consumers can expect to see higher out-of-pocket expenses as a…

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