Topic: Change insurance
I have had a medicare HMO supplement & have had trouble getting referrals to see doctors who have treated cholangiocarcinoma's. My oncologist is not proactive about it & the surgeon I saw at UCI determined that surgery was not an option for me. I tried to get a second opinion at USC but was denied by my insurance. We do not have the means to pay out of pocket for the expensive consultations either. We are trying to decide if we can afford to pay a larger monthly amount to put my on a PPO medicare supplement with Athem Blue Cross. Do any of you have any advice about this?? We need to know before Dec. 1st.