Category Archives: Cancer Policy Institute

Clinical pathways in cancer care

The number of cancer survivors in the United States continues to increase. Concurrently, the focus of the U.S. health care system is shifting towards the value of care patients receive. To us in the cancer community, this means focusing on … Continue reading

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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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Announcing Cancer Insurance Checklist: Guía de Cobertura Médica para Personas con Cáncer

As implementation of the health reform law (the Affordable Care Act) continues, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is pleased to announce the launch of a Spanish language version of the successful resource, the Cancer Insurance Checklist. This easy-to-use guide is … Continue reading

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The Federal Government shutdown’s impact on people with cancer

On Tuesday, October 1, the federal government began a partial shutdown after Congress became gridlocked over funding for the government and its activities for the new budget year (which started that day). As we noted then, the shutdown does not … Continue reading

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