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Happy 50th Anniversary to Medicare and Medicaid

Posted by Maggie Klee on July 30th, 2015 | No Comments »

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs. For 50 years, these two programs have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of American families, saving lives, and improving the economic security of our nation. This anniversary is particularly important to the Prevent Cancer Foundation as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the first legislation passed since 1965 that includes prevention coverage for Medicare and Medicaid ...

“Affordable Healthcare Stands” says Supreme Court!

Posted by Jeanne Ellinport on June 26th, 2015 | No Comments »

Today the underinsured and those who obtained health insurance for the first time under the Affordable Care Act, won a great victory as the Supreme Court ruled to preserve Affordable Care Act subsidies for 6.4 million people who live in areas without state-backed exchanges.

The Progress of Prevention—The Culmination of 20 Years of Advocacy

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on May 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

This post originally appeared on the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship blog. Twenty years ago NCCS defined quality cancer care to include a full spectrum of necessary services for cancer patients. These included primary and secondary prevention, early detection, initial treatment, supportive therapies to manage pain, nausea, fatigue, and infections, long-term follow-up, psychosocial services, palliative care, hospice care, and bereavement counseling.  This principle, and all of the imperatives for quality cancer care, are as valuable and ...

King v. Burwell: What the Supreme Court Ruling Could Mean

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on February 26th, 2015 | No Comments »

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped millions of individuals gain access to health care. The law addressed three of the major factors in a dysfunctional health care system—cost, quality and access. As of February 2015 over 19 million people have signed up for health insurance plans made available by the ACA. However, the Supreme Court could potentially risk dismantling this new health care system through the case, King V. Burwell.