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New health care legislation was recently introduced in the United States Senate, and if passed, it would roll back major provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The Graham-Cassidy Bill could have important and negative implications for lung cancer patients, survivors, and their families, including higher costs and reduced access to health care coverage for the sick and low-income. Below are several areas of our concern: The bill prohibits pre-existing condition provisions; however, it allows states to permit waivers to health plans allowing them to charge different, increased, premium
LUNGevity Foundation Partners With CancerCare to Launch Lung Cancer HELPLine Free Service Addresses Emotional, Practical, and Information Needs of Lung Cancer Patients FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Amanda Greenfield [email protected] 212-561-7430 WASHINGTON, DC (January 19, 2017) – LUNGevity, the nation’s leading lung cancer-focused nonprofit organization, today announced the launch of the LUNGevity Lung Cancer HELPLine, a free phone service through which a team of professional oncology social workers will be available to address the emotiona
Triage Cancer and The Samfund have created an online resource called Finances 101: A Toolkit for Young Adults with Cancer. The toolkit guides young adults to the information they need to make important financial decisions in the wake of a cancer diagnosis. This collaboration between Triage Cancer and The Samfund aims to mitigate the financial toxicity we see in our community. Whether at the time of diagnosis, in the midst of treatment, or at any point in recovery, we hope to help young adult survivors find information that is most relevant to them. As you may know, open enrollment fo