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More cancer patients now have health insurance because of health law

The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of adults with cancer who lacked health insurance, new research shows. But whether future changes to ... read more

University of Minnesota tests 'smart' pills to give cancer patients a nudge

Such technology wasn’t necessary in cancer care until recently, because chemotherapy was mostly given intravenously in clinics. But it could be vital now that more patients ... health insurers will pa... read more

More Progress Needed to Bring Oncology Practice Into the Digital Health Age

In addition, medical data must be secure and compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ... come from different academic centers and laboratories. Patients with cancer have acc... read more

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Navigating the system: New program at CVTC aims to help patients understand their care

Healthcare challenges heave and pitch families’ lives when a loved one’s health is at stake. Cancer ... are ever more treatable,” Olson said, “but patients need to have an ever greater ... read more

The Real Reason That The Cancer Patient Writing In Today’s Wall Street Journal Lost Her Insurance

Thanks to the law, I have been forced to give up a world-class health plan. The exchange would force me to give up a world-class physician. But Sundby shouldn’t blame reform — United Healthcare droppe... read more

Top Picks 2019: Genomic Health (GHDX)

Cancer has long been a scourge of humankind and treatments and/or cures have always been iffy because ... reimbursed by insurance, according to Genomic Health. The market opportunity is still there wi... read more

Bill proposes more transparency when insurance companies override your doctor

“A new drug was an option, but you had to have ... insurance protocol was and how it impacts patients. Officials from the Virginia Association of Health Plans say step therapy is important because som... read more

Mental health parity isn’t panning out for some patients and parents

A federal law ... of folks have anecdotes, but we went looking for patients who had actually gone through the process of making an appeal to the N.C. Department of Insurance, where consumers can ask f... read more

Experts support expanding use of cancer-prevention vaccine to older adults

Most health ... women need it because HPV causes cancer in men and women," Kreuzer said. "There has been a decrease in cervical cancer and in pre-cancerous cells in women who have received the ... read more

The Public Pulse: Protect patients' treatment rights; Preserve defined-benefit pensions

This could make it more difficult particularly for older patients ... when insurance companies will pay for your physician’s recommended treatment only once cheaper options have failed. Leading health ... read more

Oncologists Worry About Rising Costs of Cancer Treatment

Patients typically pay 20 to 30 percent out of pocket for drugs, so an average year's worth of new drugs would cost $24,000 to $36,000 in addition to health ... more likely to file for bankruptcy than ... read more

UT Health Helping Doctors in Underserved Areas Provide Specialty-Level Care

“People living with HIV have more hepatitis C diagnoses ... I’m in great health now. I have had friends that I watched die because they weren’t getting treated, and sometimes that was ... read more

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