Hispanic/Latino people facing cancer and survivors experience high costs, and are more likely than White counterparts to be uninsured and experience serious financial hardship.
Congress Must Prioritize Affordable Cancer Care in the Budget Reconciliation Package
In a recent poll, 51% of cancer patients and survivors report incurring medical debt as a result of their cancer care. Of those patients, 45% have delayed or avoided medical care for serious issues as a result of the debt they incurred. As Congress considers budget reconciliation legislation, ACS CAN urges lawmakers to help cancer patients and survivors with significant and rising cancer care costs by:
- Extending ehanced Affordable Care Act subsidies
- Closing the Medicaid coverage gap
- Creating a Medicare Part D cap and smoothing mechanism