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Can I get a government grant for open heart surgery?

asked 2016-03-01 08:18:26 -0700

AlexisJones gravatar image

updated 2016-03-01 11:18:05 -0700

Susan gravatar image

Hello, I'm Alexis. I've been diagnosed with severe congenital heart failure and lupus. I'm in need of emergency surgery. I've been in the hospital for 1 month. I'm in need of major  heart surgery and need $250,000

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answered 2016-03-01 11:22:30 -0700

Susan gravatar image

This is a tough one, Alexis, sorry about your situation. I don't know of any grants available for major surgery. Some options I would recommend include: 

  • Have your hospital connect you with a social worker who may know of local or national charities that might help;
  • Check with the National Hearat Association to see what assistance or advice they may be able to offer;
  • If you have not gotten a health insurance plan under Obamacare so so right away. They supposedly cannot turn you down for a pre-existing condition.
  • Check out a crowdfunding type of platform that is specifically designed for people with medical needs. You can learn more about it here


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