When you have a health condition, you have to take care of yourself more often and more expensively than others. In order to handle living with a condition, proper treatments and health insurance are must-haves. As we all know, insurers like to make it difficult for anyone with a condition to get coverage, however, thus throwing a wrench in the process of getting well.
Thankfully, there are several alternatives for individuals with conditions who are uninsured as a result. Government programs like Medicaid, CHIP, PCIP, and state risk pools all give individuals with medical conditions access to coverage and the ability to treat their condition for a lower price. Though health insurance has no business telling people who need help the most that they either have the “ability” to get coverage or not, they make it their business.
Living well with a condition can be very difficult. However, there are always new advancements in technology and new methods arising to treat, prevent, and cure the illnesses that affect our world the most. Cancer treatment has come a long way, though greater emphasis is placed on prevention for it as well as other illnesses, at times, instead of finding cures. More cancer patients survive these days compare to several decades ago, so at least there is some improvement.
In this section, we’ll review common conditions, ways to treat them, what to look for, and when to see a doctor. For the most part, anyone who meets a certain age group and has other factors indicating their risk for a condition, and it is incredibly important to know. Preventive care is all about reducing the likelihood of acquiring these conditions, and therefore you and your doctor should be fully informed on which conditions you may be at the highest risk of. Look into your family medical history, your own history, and consider your lifestyle to find out what health risks you may be prone to.
For more details on how health insurance is affected by medical conditions and your options, visit the Health 101 section of our main site.