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What if I need cancer treatment but I don't have health insurance?

A cancer diagnosis can cause financial concerns. If you don’t have health insurance, the following websites and services may be able to assist you in finding and paying for cancer treatment:

  • State Medicaid: www.cms.gov
  • Medicare: www.medicare.gov and www.cms.gov
  • Affordable Care Act: www.healthcare.gov/law/
  • Hill Burton: http://www.hrsa.gov/gethealthcare/affordable/hillburton/
  • Your local health department and local free clinics: http://freeclinics.us/clinics/search

Many hospitals have options for financial assistance if you don't have health insurance. Ask if there is someone you can talk to about your options for cancer treatment.

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