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A National Day of Action in the fight to #SaveCHIP

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Enacted in 1997 by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health care coverage to 9 million U.S. children and pregnant women. The program is jointly funded by states and the federal government to provide coverage to uninsured children who are not eligible for Medicaid but whose families cannot afford private coverage. CHIP plans allow children to access pediatricians, pediatric specialists, and children’s hospitals. CHIP is particularly important in the lives of children facing life-threatening illnesses, like cancer, who would not have access to treatment without the program.

No One Goes It Alone

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Cancer patients can feel helpless and lost in the fight against an overwhelming foe. Kim Thiboldeaux and the Cancer Support Community ensure they and their families have somebody to lean on.

Obtain Marketplace Insurance Coverage until December 15th!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

It is still critical to make sure that you and your family have access to quality, affordable, and comprehensive coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Last Ditch Repeal Efforts Will Harm Cancer Patients

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Just when we started to hope that the debate over the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was at an end, a new plan to repeal and replace the law has been introduced. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) have introduced a bill that would be devastating to individuals living with chronic illness including those who have been impacted by cancer.

Health Care Reform Roundup: What You Need to Know

Monday, August 7, 2017

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind as it seems that every day there was a new bill or amendment that further threatened access to health care. Although the U.S. House of Representatives passed their legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as the ACA or “Obamacare”) in May, by the end of July, Senate Republicans had tried and failed at every turn to pass their own companion legislation. Although, their efforts were unsuccessful this time, there is still a great risk to our health care system. In this brief break from debate, we want to provide you with a brief summary of action so far and an analysis of the risks still to come.

Blog: Cancer Moonshot One Year Later

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This week the Cancer Support Community, along with six other leading cancer organizations, hosted the Cancer Moonshot: One Year Later, an event continuing the momentum of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The initiative works to increase research funding and accelerate cancer discoveries. Researchers, oncologists, care providers, philanthropists, data and tech experts, advocates, patients and survivors all work together toward the Moonshot goal: to make a decade’s worth of advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care in just five years.

The American Health Care Act is Bad Legislation for Cancer Patients

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

As members of the U.S. Senate take time during the Memorial recess to consider the American Health Care Act (AHCA), advocates should take a moment to speak out about what this legislation might mean for their healthcare coverage and access to care.

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