Health Insurance

Our goal is to ensure that people have access to quality information about health insurance coverage in to order to make educated decisions and obtain adequate health insurance coverage for their needs. Having adequate health insurance coverage is the first step in minimizing the potential financial toxicity of a cancer diagnosis. It is equally important for individuals to understand how to use their health insurance coverage. This page contains legal and practical resources to help individuals effectively navigate health insurance after a cancer diagnosis.

Other Resources

HealthCare.gov – for information about health care reform, state health insurance marketplaces, and consumer protections

Click here for the contact information for your State Health Insurance Marketplace

Department of Health & Human Services – Affordable Care Act

Medicare

Supplemental Insurance for Medicare

CMS Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home & Other Long-Term Services

Medicare Coverage of Ambulance Services

Medicaid

Health Reform Hits Main Street
A short animated video that explains the problems with the health care system and the changes in the ACA.  Written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation, it is narrated by Cokie Roberts, a news commentator for ABC News and NPR. Available in English and Spanish

The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare: Health Insurance Changes Coming Your Way Under the ACA
A short animated video that walks through the basic changes in the way Americans get health coverage through the Affordable Care Act. A Spanish-language version of the video is available here.

Research & Data

Public Knowledge About the ACA

Young Adults Want & Value Health Insurance

NHelp: Medicaid Expansion ToolBox
Information on Medicaid Expansions and features fact sheets, reports, fiscal analyses and other materials.

Families USA – for information on health care and implementation

Kaiser Family Foundationfor information on health care, including research, analysis, polling, facts, and data

Kaiser Health Newsfor health care news

Legal

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010 (Full text of the ACA)

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (2012) (ACA Supreme Court Decision)

King v. Burwell (2015) (ACA Supreme Court Decision on Financial Assistance to purchase plans in the State Health Insurance Marketplaces)