People living with cystic fibrosis may apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, programs that serve as a source of income and health insurance coverage for people who are unable to work due to their health status.
In a complex and rapidly changing health care system, we support policies that promote adequate, affordable health coverage so people living with cystic fibrosis can receive the high-quality, specialized care they need to live longer, healthier lives.
Understanding insurance basics and knowing what to look for when choosing new health coverage can help you get a plan that best suits your individual needs.
Medicaid can be a key resource for people with CF and their families to afford the highly specialized care they need.
Receiving a denial for a service or treatment from your insurance company can leave you with many questions. Fortunately, most insurers have a process, called an appeal, by which you can ask them to reconsider their decision to deny coverage.
Medicare can be a nuanced program to understand. Knowing the basics on what makes you eligible, and when to sign up can help.
When considering making a change to your health insurance coverage or enrolling in a plan, it is important to know about the annual open enrollment period and when those changes can be made.
Knowing some of the most commonly used health insurance terms can help you select a plan that best meets your needs.
Many people with cystic fibrosis and their families have questions about their rights as an individual living with a disease.
Understanding your insurance coverage can go a long way in helping you to anticipate your costs for things like doctor appointments, medication refills, and other services. We’ve put together the basics to help break it all down.