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Today the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Heroes Act, a package of legislative proposals aimed at addressing numerous pandemic-related health, research and economic relief needs. Included in the bill are several provisions that would make it easier for Americans to maintain or gain health insurance coverage.
Twenty patient groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief today with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case California v. Texas (previously Texas v. United States), citing the devastating impact patients would face should the court rule to invalidate the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
he Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a proposed rule detailing how the government would cover costs for Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell cancer therapy for Medicare enrollees.
Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today aims to improve access to quality health care for communities of color and decrease health disparities, such as those resulting in a disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in these communities.
Cancer patients and those who’ve recently completed treatment are finding it challenging to get necessary health care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and many are experiencing financial stress trying to afford care in an increasingly difficult economic environment.
Raleigh, N.C.—In response to the N.C.
Learn about the real life impact of prior authorization from two cancer patients who have dealt with this issue firsthand.
Today the U.S. Senate passed its third stimulus bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The bill includes critical provisions to help the nation’s nonprofits continue to serve the people who rely on their services such as beneficial tax, employment, and economic provisions, including tax incentives to encourage charitable contributions at this unprecedented time.
Nearly 200 leading nonprofit organizations, including the American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, are calling on Congress to ensure there is robust relief for the nonprofit sector in stimulus packages under consideration.
atient groups representing millions of people with serious health conditions are urging a U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to reject a federal rule expanding the availability of short-term limited-duration (STLD) insurance plans. The Court is scheduled to hear arguments today.
STLD plans are exempt from having to cover essential health benefits, like prescription drugs and hospitalization, and can deny coverage for pre-existing conditions.