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Access to Health Insurance Press Releases

April 15, 2020

Survey: COVID-19 Affecting Patients’ Access to Cancer Care

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.

March 20, 2020

Patient Groups Urge Court to Reject Rule Weakening Health Insurance Standards

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.
March 17, 2020

29 Patient Organizations Urge Lawmakers to Take Bold, Immediate Action to Protect Those Most Vulnerable to COVID-19

Twenty-nine organizations representing millions of patients diagnosed with serious health conditions urge the U.S. Senate to immediately pass the U.S. House-approved coronavirus bill and take additional critical steps. 
 
In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the organizations emphasize the importance of enacting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201). 
February 14, 2020

U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down Medicaid Work Requirements

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled unanimously that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should not have approved work requirements and other barriers to eligibility for Medicaid as part of a request from the state of Arkansas.