How to pay for mom's cancer treatment with no private insurance?

1 answer | Last updated: Sep 18, 2016
Helpmymother asked...

My mother 54 years old she recently got told she has cancer of the throat and is spreading. My mother has no insurance. no one is willing to help, they keep turning her down. anyone know of a way to get her help?? she is the most amazing person. I NEED HELP FOR MY MOTHER.


Expert Answers

Barbara Steinberg is the CEO and founder of BLS Eldercare Financial Solutions, which specializes in helping families pay for long-term care for their loved ones. A registered financial gerontologist, she speaks regularly on the topic of paying for long-term care and is a financial expert for Caring.com.

Although your mother cannot get private health insurance, she may be eligible for Medicaid. Medicaid is a safety net that covers health care for people with limited income and resources. You should check with your state or county Medicaid office to determine if your mother is eligible financially. You should also check with your county Board of Social Services (or equivalent) to see if there are any other programs that may be able to provide assistance to your mother.