ACCESS TO CARE

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.