No Insurance and Unable to Afford Treatment

I contracted hep C 25 years ago….I have all symptoms of cirrhosis……just can’t continue this way…getting sicker very rapidly…should I just go to the Emergency Room and take my chances? Someone please help?

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  • mick
    2 years ago

    Consider this………health insurance is on a month by month basis. If you make an appointment in advance and instruct the doctor it is for an annual physical……….where you want a blood test that include a test for HCV, Then get health insurance for that one month. Then you will know. The first day in office the Tweeter in Chief signed an exec order telling gov agencies not to hit people up for ACA penalties. So if you do not have insurance for the whole year………you may be in luck.

  • mick
    2 years ago

    When you go to the ER you will get a massive bill. If you do not take care of it, you could kill your credit score What a work around? Register with your free state medical if you don’t have the bucks AND find out how to get the hospital foundation to pay your bill.

    You may need to submit some proof as to your low income or lack of assets but I have assisted a relative and his medical bill was wiped out and his credit score is excellent.

  • Tisha author
    2 years ago

    HI Mick…I don’t qualify for state help…I haven’t taken any action lately and have gotten worse…I will have to take my chances with the ER…I am absolutely not well☹️

  • Sara Hayes moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Tisha, I’m so sorry to hear what you are going through! We would definitely suggest that you seek medical care if you are having serious symptoms. We have some information that may help you find resources to link you to care:

    Please reach out to us with any questions whatsoever! We are wishing you all the best! Thanks for being a part of our community and sharing your story!
    All the best,
    Sara (HepatitisC.net Team Member)

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