Cancer Journey: Part 6

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This is not the easiest post and it doesn’t have anything to do with the status of my diagnosis.

The last couple weeks have been tough.  I had to change my insurance plan, at work, and elected the “gold” versus the “silver” plan, in order to get rid of the annual deductible and bring down the usage fees when I see the doctor or get labs.  It also raised my weekly contribution costs, but it had to be done.

Unfortunately, with this plan change, came with a carrier change.  I joined the Sutter Health network and am sad to report they choose to charge patients a 20% copay for chemo medication, where other plans cover it 100% or charge a max of $50/prescription.  Hopefully, one day they realize how punitive this is and begin to cover oral chemotherapy pills as effectively as they do IV chemotherapy.

I left a plan…

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5 thoughts on “Cancer Journey: Part 6

  1. Dear Danny,
    Happy new year !
    I reblogged the post on

    Please can you do me a favor:
    My comments to Lynn’s blog seem to go into her spam folder, so they don’t show up- would you please let her know to check her spam messages.
    Also can you tell her there is a foundation called the “Pink Fund” which helps women like her and the address is as follows :

    Molly MacDonald
    Founder, CEO
    About The Pink Fund:
    The mission of The Pink Fund is to provide short-term financial aid
    to breast cancer patients in active treatment. Learn more:

    Thank you,

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