Tag Archives: Insurance

Affordable Care Act Saved My Life

Hi!  My name is Kandas and the Affordable Care Act saved my life! Yesterday I received my regularly scheduled doses of Herceptin and Lupron to keep that naughty Bertha away.  As I was sitting in the infusion chair, IV drip, drip, dripping protein inhibitors into my bloodstream, I was prompted to share the following message to Facebook: Today is National Uncle & Aunt Day. Over 30 humans call me “Auntie Kandas”. Today is also my tri-weekly infusion of Herceptin, the […]

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Synchronized Holiday Lights and Giving Up on Cancer Treatment | Monday Morning Rant

Ah crap.  I feel a rant coming on…. This morning two separate but equally disturbing tidbits made the hair on the back of my neck stand up: synchronized holiday lights and a fellow breast cancer warrior giving up on treatment because she can no longer afford it. What Do Synchronized Lights Have to Do with Christmas? Seriously…  there is a major television network encouraging people to send in videos of their homes decked out with synchronized lights. Hello? I thought […]

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Breast Cancer Health Insurance | Battling Bertha 14 | #BlogBoost

I have recently heard stories about women with breast cancer who do not have health insurance, or have been told that their current insurance is inadequate for their care. Bullshit. If you are a woman in the United State of America with breast cancer and no insurance, you have options! In Texas, uninsured women with breast or cervical cancer qualify for a special state Medicaid program. Similar programs are available in every state. At the end of this post, I […]

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I Have My Fighting Face On | Battling Bertha 8

It’s been a couple of weeks since I laid my heart on the table and exposed my apprehension and vulnerability regarding surgery. Much has happened. I’ve been quiet on social media and haven’t felt like talking on the phone. The easiest way to discuss the past two weeks is chronologically, so here goes: The Greatest Gift A housekeeper is the greatest gift you can give to a chemo patient. Seriously. August 7th, spectacular Sue arranged to have my home cleaned. […]

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What You Should Know about HOMEOWNERS Insurance

courtesy of Susan Gonzalez Homeowners insurance provides you financial protection in the event that your home is destroyed or damaged due to unforeseen or catastrophic event. In addition to your home, homeowners insurance also covers your belongings (or personal property) and can reimburse you for medical expenses and liability claims resulting from property damage and personal injury to other people caused by you or members of your family. A homeowners policy will also pay for additional living expenses (or ALE). […]

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