Category Archives: Advocacy

Americans left behind by health reform

In order to expand access to health care to all Americans, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) attempted to expand Medicaid eligibility in all U.S. states.  The federal government is obligated to pay 100% of the cost of the Medicaid expansion … Continue reading

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Administration preserves patient access to certain medications

On March 6, 2014 the Cancer Policy Institute at the Cancer Support Community (CSC) submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) raising concerns about how a proposed change in policy could hinder cancer patients’ access to certain … Continue reading

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Health insurance marketplaces open for business

As we have discussed, today is the day that the Health Insurance Marketplaces open so that consumers can compare plans and shop for affordable insurance coverage. The Marketplaces will make health insurance coverage available to the 48 million Americans who are … Continue reading

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Getting help through uncertain paths

By Victoria Li, a member of CSC’s Young Leadership Council I lost my mother to cancer just a month after I turned 24. Following her diagnosis of stage 4 esophageal cancer, she braved through more than two years of aggressive … Continue reading

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The lung cancer community speaks out

During a public meeting at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month, a lung cancer survivor shared her experience. When she was diagnosed years ago, the first thing her doctor said to her was, “How should we begin your … Continue reading

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