With the COVID-19 crisis forcing us to stay indoors, now is a good time to check your health coverage. For example, if you have traditional Medicare without a supplement, you are at a greater risk of incurring high medical expenses or not having care due to the cost.
The last thing you want to worry about if you become seriously ill is how your medical bills will be paid. But unfortunately, healthcare workers throughout the country are sharing heartbreaking stories about patients who spent their final moments concerned about paying for coronavirus treatments.
CNN recently interviewed Derrick Smith, a nurse anesthetist treating COVID-19 patients in New York. According to Smith, the last words one of his patients said before being placed on a ventilator was, “Who's going to pay for it?"
Speaking about how he was affected by the patient, Smith said, “I was very sad and honestly, a little horrified. This demonstrates that we have a profound failure when one has to worry about their finances when they're dealing with much bigger issues that have to do with life or death.”
To read Smith’s full interview, please click here.
Discuss Your Coverage Options with Our Attorneys
Our dedicated legal team at Losavio & DeJean, LLC, The Louisiana Elder Law Firm understands the importance of getting all of your healthcare needs in order. As experienced elder law and estate planning lawyers, we possess extensive knowledge of both Medicaid and Medicare laws. We will gladly take the time to discuss your situation and help you apply for the program that will provide the best coverage. We handle all aspects of estate planning, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us to get started today.
Call me, Peter Losavio, Certified Elder Law Attorney, at 225-769-4200 to discuss solutions to potential gaps in your coverage. Schedule your case consultation today.