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.
Triage Cancer Educational Blogs – Health Insurance
CancerFinances.org – Health Insurance Module
HealthCare.gov – for information about health care reform, state health insurance marketplaces, and consumer protections
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.
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 Foundation – for information on health care, including research, analysis, polling, facts, and data
Kaiser Health News – for health care news
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)