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Anon_33116 posted:
Is it possible to get health insurance if you have MS. If so, can anyone recommend an insurer or let me know where to start. I am on disability and my Cobra is coming to an end and I need insurance. Any help would be welcomed,
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hackwriter responded:
If you are on SSDI, you'll become eligible for Medicare 24 months after you began receiving your disability benefits.

Uninsured patients can contact your local county Health and Human Services Dept. for info on free medical care for low-income people at their county community clinics. Private charity organizations also provide free medical care. Catholic hospitals all have a Care for the Poor program for uninsured and/or indigent patients, which cover blood tests, MRIs, and other services.

On January 1, 2014, insurance will become available for all Americans under the Affordable Care Act. Read an excerpt of the details below:


https://www.pcip.gov/

"Starting next year, the Affordable Care Act guarantees that all Americans — regardless of their health status or pre-existing conditions — will finally have access to quality, affordable coverage. People will be able to apply for affordable health insurance coverage choices in Health Insurance Marketplaces when open enrollment begins on October 1. The Health Insurance Marketplace will offer a choice of quality, affordable health plans. Coverage begins on January 1, 2014. Visit www.healthcare.gov to learn more about the Marketplace."


Hope this helps.

Kim


 
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AuntyTess replied to hackwriter's response:
Thanks Kim, I will start to look into this. I am on Tysabri and Ampyra and I know that the different companies will pay for these for a little while, but I do need insurance for regular doctors etc. Thanks again. Tess


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