Society, Treatment

Pain of Chronic Illness Extends Beyond the Body

As out-of-pocket expenses add up, insurance woes build, and job security wavers, chronic illness can have devastating financial consequences. Northwestern’s Medill school considers the financial impact of chronic illness and describes a patient’s insurance policy rights.

Jenni Prokopy of ChronicBabe and Jennifer Jaff of Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, two women dedicated to improving the lives of people with chronic illness, are featured.

USA Today explores similar topics in Even the Insured Have Trouble Paying Bills.

[via ChronicBabe and Doc to Doc]