ACCESS TO CARE

Support Step Therapy Reform

  • Step therapy, often called “fail first,” is a process that requires patients to try and fail on one or more medications chosen by their insurer before they can access the optimal treatment recommended and prescribed by their healthcare provider.
  • Treatments plans should be between a doctor and a patient, not left up to an insurance company.

Ensure that cancer patients, survivors, and those at risk for cancer have access to comprehensive, quality health insurance coverage.

  • Access to health insurance coverage has a direct bearing on our ability to reduce the cancer burden.
  • Uninsured and underinsured patients are more likely than those with insurance to be diagnosed with cancer at advanced stages and more likely to die from the disease.
  • An estimated 363,000 Tennesseans would become eligible for health insurance coverage if the state accepted federal funds to expand Medicaid.