Our guest this week is Nicole Herst a young woman living on her own under the age of 35 who suffers from an autoimmune disease, endometriosis, and some potential serious issues with her breast health. She shares her story of struggles with being underinsured, battling high deductibles, and health professionals who will not cooperate, and we discuss how that Thing About the Health Industry, Just Might Kill Me.
Lack of insurance or being underinsured (unable to pay the deductibles, co-pays etc) because they are too high, is a growing and frustrating problem that needs to be addressed. Are you one of the 8.5% of the U.S. population who are uninsured? Are you one of the 44 Million people underinsured? Several options are available including supplemental insurance, Medicaid (restrictions apply) and possible answers at https://www.healthcare.gov/
You can also find some assistance at National Association of Healthcare Advocacy (NAHAC) https://www.nahac.com/#!event-list
The Clerk of the House maintains addresses and phone numbers of all “House of Representative members” and Committees; https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative or you may call (202) 224-3121 for the U.S. House switchboard operator.
You can find and contact your United States Senator by writing a letter or a message using your senator’s web contact form, by calling, or by visiting; https://www.senate.gov/senators/How_to_correspond_senators.htm
All questions and comments regarding public policy issues, legislation, or requests for personal assistance should be directed to the senators from your state. You may phone the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.
Endometriosis info and help
Cancer info and help (this a link to information on a wide variety of cancers and treatment options…we do not specifically endorse but love their approach to treatment and healing
Or check your Local State, County and City resource page