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Need health insurance? Now is the time to act!

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on November 14th, 2014 | No Comments »

Remember these dates—November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015. This is the window of “open enrollment” when individuals can purchase a new health insurance plan or change their existing plan. This means that if you are currently uninsured, it’s important that you act now to purchase healthcare coverage. If you already purchased health insurance, you should review your current situation to make sure that you have the right coverage. This applies to plans that were created under health ...

CMS Supports Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on November 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

Prevention Measures for Lung Cancer Take Center Stage Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Supports Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening (Alexandria, VA) Medicare recipients received welcome news today. After months of lobbying from cancer patient and advocacy organizations, including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a draft decision requiring coverage of low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening for at-risk beneficiaries. Last April, the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee ...

2014 Midterm Elections

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on November 7th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

We hope you got to the polls on (or before) November 4 to cast your vote in this year’s midterm elections. The results revealed sweeping changes and important considerations for healthcare and cancer prevention and early detection. Results This election brought with it significant changes in the structure of the U.S. Congress, most notably switching the Senate from a Democrat to a Republican majority, which will be most likely led by Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky. The ...

Prevention and politics: Why your voice matters

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on October 31st, 2014 | No Comments »

Midterm elections are upon us. If you are like most Americans, you can’t wait for November 4 to come and go, so that you are no longer bombarded with political commercials and mailings, requests for money, and appeals for votes. It’s easy to get frustrated by our political system. There is significant gridlock and partisanship. The debates and disagreements can be nasty. Meaningful change often moves at an extremely slow pace. So what if you ...

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