Making Health Insurance Work for You
Why we’re talking about making insurance work for you
You’ve encountered obstacles with the delivery of your healthcare. We know because we have too.
Any discussion about getting access to affordable, dignified care should include getting health insurance coverage. However, having health insurance is NOT the same thing as having access to the healthcare you need and deserve.
So we’ve put together some information here that we believe will help you understand how to get the most out of your insurance. By understanding your rights as an insured person, how insurance functions, and what to do when it doesn’t, we think your odds of succeeding as an insured person will increase. As always, if there is something you need to know about that we haven’t covered, reach out and let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Stories Have Power
Across the nation, people are sharing their healthcare stories to raise awareness and affect change. Lend your voice to the movement and help bring about change in healthcare.
Tools for Empowerment
6 WAYS HEALTH INSURANCE HELPS YOU SAVE $$
YOUR BEST DEFENSE: THE LETTER OF MEDICAL NECESSITY
STEP THERAPY: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT “FAIL FIRST” INSURANCE POLICY
Getting Your Treatments Covered
Getting a treatment covered by your insurance is more complicated than ever. Insurance companies have put up complex roadblocks to prevent the use of pricey treatments, even when those treatments might be the only treatment.
Listen to a discussion about building a defense for the treatment your doctor says that you need. Learn about the Letter of Medical Necessity and how to prepare for an Appeal. You deserve access to the best medicine has to offer, not just what your insurance thinks you deserve.
Listen to our Podcast Episodes about Getting Treatments Covered
Patients Rising brings its unique and established brand of patient advocacy to a weekly podcast.
Rare Disease Day is February 28. New and exciting medical innovations and drug therapies for rare disease abound, but accessing those treatments is another challenge. Discriminatory healthcare metrics like quality-adjusted-life-years (QALYs) devalue rare disease patient lives, signaling that a patient’s life isn’t worth covering treatments and therapies.
Dr. Bill Smith explains how QALYs are used and how it prevents patients from getting the life-saving care they need. Plus, Patients Rising Field Correspondent Kate speaks with Marni Cartelli, a rare disease patient living with complex regional pain syndrome, and Patient Correspondent Lillian Isabella celebrates Rare Disease Day by sharing her story of being diagnosed with PKU.