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The goal is to disrupt what’s considered a dysfunctional market for health care.
American Cancer Society and Extended Stay America partner to broaden access to cancer care.
Out-of-pocket costs went up more than 15% for all cancers combined.
“Even if someone survives the cancer, they often can’t shake the debt.”
Over 80% of surveyed cancer patients say copay assistance programs helped them afford medications. But there’s a downside too.
Top findings from a survey that explores cancer patients’ and survivors’ experiences with medical debt linked to the cost of cancer care
Patient navigators provide “good pragmatic help" and much more to cancer patients.
Some 100 million people—including 41% of U.S. adults—have health care debt, according to a recent KFF survey.
A lifelong dedication to helping people with cancer manage emotional, practical and financial challenges
Helping young adult cancer survivors pay down their staggering medical bills and catch up to their peers in education and careers
A cancer rights attorney provides practical and legal education to people living with the disease.
These organizations provide latest treatment options, emotional support for patients and caregivers, access to care and financial support.
Researchers observed a trend of increased risk of major financial hardship in younger, non-white, lower-income patients.
Research from ACS underscores the importance of health insurance and access to affordable care for adult cancer survivors.
Young adult cancer survivors who crowdfund to finance their medical expenses face several trade-offs.
Despite health insurance, almost three-fourths of these patients experienced financial hardship within first year after diagnosis.
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