I Need Surgery But Have No Money Or Insurance Can I Get Some Help?

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I have a hernia that keeps me in constant pain. I can barely walk. I just turned 20 and have no insurance. I cannot not get a job at this time due to the pain and inability to do very much. I live in Scottsburg, In. Is there anywhere I can get help.
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Mary Frederick answered
I am sorry to hear of your medical and financial situation. I know it must be very disheartening to be in your situation. I regret I am unable to do something other than, provide you with what I hope will good direction.

I do not know where you live and so I cannot give the names of places or agencies to contact. I will give you some general information. First, I would suggest you talk with your doctor. Explain the situation you are in, and ask if, there is an agency he/she is aware of, which can provide you with assistance. Also, if you are a church goer talk with your pastor, minister and ask if, he/she knows of a place you can go for help.

If, you are in the income bracket "poverty level," I suggest you apply for Medicaid Medical Assistance. Go to the local Medicaid office in your town or city, and speak with one of the counsellors. Take a proof of income statement with you, and a list of any assets you own other than your home and your car. Your assets will be your checking account balance, and the most recent statement from any other assets you possess such as stocks, bonds, IRA, Retirement fund, etc. If, you have none of these assets, then simply explain your financial situation and take with you a copy of your 2005 tax report. Aslo take a copy of your most pay stub or if you are on Medicare or Medicare Disability then take your most recent statement of annual income with you. They may also, request information about your 2006 taxes.

Go to the hospital where your surgery would be performed and ask to speak with someone abut making payment arrangements for the surgery you need to have. Many times hospitals can make these type of arrangements and will sometimes lower the cost as well.

If, you have family tell them your situation and ask for any help they can offer to you. Sometimes, families can help out in these situations once we make them aware. Meanwhile, if you believe in prayer, then pray for guidance and do not stop praying, until something good happens! Good Luck!
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Jae Smiths answered
I can suggest Medical Tourism for those that don't want to wait in lines as well as for those who don't have insurance and have to pay for their surgical procedures out of pocket.
I know of many companies that will take care of all of the details for you, all you have to do is ask them for a free quote. One that I would highly recommend is  TraveloMed, www.TraveloMed.com.
They do everything from simple dental procedures up to very serious surgical procedures such as heart bypasses. Give them a try, you have nothing to lose. The quoting process is free of charge.
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Anonymous answered
I need back and neck surgery due to 3 herniated disc. I have no insurance and I am single. I have no job because I can't stand the pain. I live in Ga. So if anyone can give me advise I would appreciate it.
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Agena
Agena commented
I'm in the same boat as you, Eustis! I live in Georgia.......I have two herniated disk that is causing me to have severe sciatica pain on a constant daily basis! I do work but, it kills me! And I have no insurance due to me being self employed no insurance companies will give me coverage. It really suxs. One thing I have found it.......www.noinsurancesurgery.com.....check them out. The only draw back is they are located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Good luck
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My brother is in the same situation needing surgery.  I don't understand how we can go help all these people in other countries and our doctors lend their services for free,  when we have people in our country that need the help ! It Just Burns Me Up!
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I know someone who lives in Mexico and they need help. The boy is 16years old  and has allot of problems with his antecedence and has had 14 surgery's. Now the Doctors in Mexico said that he needs some kinda transplant but they can not help them in Mexico. So they want to know if there is someone here or some program that can help him get here and help with the surgery they don't have money or a passport.
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Anonymous
Anonymous commented
I am an american citizen. Born and raised here. I need cataract surgey and have no insurance. And now i cant find anyone to help me. If i dont have the money or insurance i guess i will go blind. I am sorry about the person in mexico , but we need to take care of our own first. Our country does millions of dollars in surgeries for people that come from other countries, and wont even help their own country. So so sad

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