March Story of the Month

Keeping a Medical Emergency from Becoming a Financial Crisis

Medical emergencies can be devastating. Not just to a person’s physical health, but to their financial well-being as well. If someone suffers a medical emergency and doesn’t have health insurance, the financial impact can be even more serious and long-lasting than the emergency itself.  When twenty-nine-year-old Damien dislocated his shoulder, he was rushed to the hospital where emergency room doctors were able to repair his injury and alleviate its lasting effects. But Damien didn’t have medical insurance and was presented with a $28,000 emergency room bill! As a result, he was facing financial devastation, even as he experienced a full recovery from his shoulder injury. Fortunately, Damien was referred to Young & Healthy where our Insurance Advocate was able to spring into action. He helped Damien apply for retroactive Medi-Cal coverage, allowing Damien to not only get back on his feet physically, but return to his life on stable financial footing.

If you or someone you know lives in the greater Pasadena area and needs help enrolling in a health insurance plan, please contact Young & Healthy. We are here to help you navigate your many options and find a plan that’s a perfect fit for you and your family.

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