When cancer strikes, you may start thinking about health insurance in a new light. Chances are, you will use your health insurance more than ever before. You also may have more problems with insurance than ever before. Therefore, it is critical that you know and understand your rights and responsibilities under your health insurance plan.
In this booklet we discuss several aspects of health insurance that are important to cancer survivors. First, we describe the many different types of health insurance that are available and what you should look for when considering a health insurance policy. Then, we look at the rights you have under state and federal law that can help you buy and keep health insurance coverage.
We will also discuss things you need to keep in mind when using your coverage. Finally, we list places you can turn to for information on how to solve your health insurance problems.