Today the House of Representatives passed a health care bill that could leave cancer patients, survivors and those at risk for the disease unable to access or keep quality health insurance.
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American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) President Chris Hansen sent a letter to U.S. House leadership this evening expressing concerns about the potential impact of a proposed amendment to the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
Marketplace Health Insurance Changes Likely to Impede Patients’ Access to Insurance; Increase Consumer Costs
A rule change intended to help stabilize insurance markets created by the Affordable Care Act, restricts patients’ access to special enrollment periods, reduces the number of Essential Community Providers and lessens the actuarial value of some insurance plans sold in the marketplace—leaving patients vulnerable to higher out-of-pocket costs
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network today released its first report examining the costs of treating cancer, and specifically patients’ out-of-pocket expenses. The report found U.S. cancer patients paid nearly $4 billion in out-of-pocket costs in 2014 and the disease cost the country $87.8 billion in cancer-related health spending.
Today the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This bill, in its current form, would significantly alter the accessibility, adequacy and affordability of meaningful health insurance for millions of Americans, including those who have coverage through Medicaid.
Patients, Doctors, Leading Patient Advocacy Groups Express Concerns about Proposed Legislation that Would Eliminate Health Care for Millions of Americans
Patients, doctors and several of the nation’s leading organizations that advocate for better health care for chronic disease patients joined today to express significant concerns about the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which is currently being debated in the U.S. House of Representatives.
CBO Score Projects 14 million Americans Will Lose Health Coverage in 2018 Under House-Proposed Health Care Law
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that under the House-proposed American Health Care Act the number of uninsured will increase by 14 million in 2018, 21 million by 2020 and then 24 million by 2026 relative to current law.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network submitted comments to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services regarding proposed changes to marketplace health insurance plans. The submitted comments detail several ways the proposed rule could make it harder for cancer patients and survivors to access quality health insurance.
Washington, D.C., March 7, 2016—The legislation released by the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees, while preserving some patient protections, will have the net effect of shifting health insurance costs to low and middle-income patients, significantly reduce the standards of
A coalition of eleven nonpartisan patient groups today laid out a joint set of goals they want Congress to focus on as it considers changes to the Affordable Care Act.