Health Care Insurance Toolkit
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Health Care Insurance Toolkit

Whether you are pre- or post-treatment or a watch and wait patient, ANA understands that your health insurance coverage, or the lack of coverage, will be a primary factor in your ability to obtain the best treatment options to guarantee the best results.

You are facing some of the most serious decisions of your life and ANA realizes insurance benefits and treatment options are overwhelming challenges to many AN patients. We are here to offer some suggestions as you navigate your way through the obstacles that lie ahead.


Affordable Care Act
The United States government requires all individuals to obtain health care insurance or pay a penalty. If you do not have private health insurance, apply for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace provided by the Affordable Care Act at

When you fill out a Marketplace application, you may learn that you qualify for coverage through Medicaid. Medicaid provides free or low-cost health coverage to some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. The program is run jointly by federal and state governments, and details vary somewhat between states. You may qualify for Medicaid based on your household size, income, and other factors, like age and disability. Contact the Medicaid office of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services at


ANA does not endorse any public or private health care insurance providers, assistance programs or advocacy groups. Our goal is to educate you on possible options and let you make an informed decision based on your own personal needs. It is every individual’s responsibility to verify any information provided.

Some information is provided by the American Brain Tumor Association The American Brain Tumor Foundation does not endorse any of the organizations listed, nor guarantee that individuals will qualify for the services they provide. Please contact each organization for their specific guidelines. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice and does not provide advice on treatments or conditions for individual patients. All health and treatment decisions must be made in consultation with your physician(s), utilizing your specific medical information.


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