When a patient is diagnosed with a serious, chronic or life-threatening illness, the costs of treatment can be daunting—especially for those living on fixed incomes.
Our latest infographic illustrates the journey of Mary, a fictional Medicare patient who searches for financial assistance after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.
At age 70, Mary lives on a fixed annual income of $26,000 that goes toward necessities like rent, food and other prescriptions. She can’t afford her cancer medication: it has an out-of-pocket cost of $5,000 per year.
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