I'm on disability as a result of CRC and will be automatically enrolled in early Medicare in a few months. I have been told that the only Medicare supplements that will be available to me will be HMO plans. Apparently when you come into Medicare early because of a disability, your options are limited -- at least that's the case here. I will be setting up an appointment to meet with the insurance/billing folks at the cancer center to find out how the change in insurance might affect my treatment options but I have a lot more faith in the people on this forum giving me good advice. Has anyone dealt with these issues and can anyone give me some tips/advice?
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
Oct-2009 Stage I CC
Jun-2016 Stage 3 (T3 N1c)
Jul-2016 PET: Probable Stage 4 with inoperable lung mets
Jan-2017 Dropped oxaliplatin, continuing with 5FU, added Avastin
Aug-2017 Dropped Avastin, continuing with 5FU
Dec-2017 Chemo stopped working, lung mets growing but CEA stable, considering other treatment options
Jan-2018 Begin Folfiri & Cyramza (ramucirumab); also receiving Vitamin C & Quercetin by IV every week
Jun-2018 Taking a chemo break