October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October cancer awareness month

October is breast cancer awareness month. In a recent article (Link), Dr. David Samadi discusses the staggering number of more than 230,000 women affected by breast cancer each year. In the United States alone breast cancer kills more women than every other cancer with the exception of lung cancer. Breast cancer awareness is of the utmost importance because early screening …

A Cancer Diagnosis Does Not Have to Equate to Large Medical Bills

Kaiser Health News recently published an article (Link) that exposes the growing problem of very large unexpected medical bills. This article highlights the story of a woman requires a complicated surgery due to a breast cancer diagnosis. She carefully researched and selected a reputable surgeon in her area. Even with though she has health insurance, she received a large medical …

Major Medical Premiums are Predicted to Rise

The New York Times recently published an article (Link) that predicts that major medical insurance premiums will increase in future. In some states, it is predicted that major medical premiums will increase a staggering 50% above existing premiums. An increase of this magnitude could push major medical coverage out of reach for many Americans. Industry experts believe that this increase …

Cover Your Bills while on Disability

Forbes recently provided an insightful look at how important disability insurance really is (Link). It was found that only some employers offer it. Some employers do not even offer the option. This is partially due to all the changes in the healthcare landscape. It was found that even those that have disability insurance through their employers most likely do not …

Cancer Costs are Beyond the Financial Capacity of Most Americans

In a recent article from Bankrate (Link), they touch on the rising costs of cancer and the terrible financial effects it has on individuals and families. The cost of cancer is going up by about 15% per year, but what does that really mean? To put it in perspective, imagine someone who thinks they have enough coverage with simply having …

An Illness can be Financially Devastating

There was a recent article at LearnVest (Link) that was of interest. The article details the personal story of a young woman who was diagnosed with MS shortly after her 30th birthday. It is frightening to know that something so terrifying can happen to such a young wife and mother. Being diagnosed was one thing, but then realizing the financial …