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In Health Law, a Clearer View of Coverage (NYT)

… One of the most publicized aspects of the new health care act is a ban — starting in 2014 — on refusing coverage to people like Mr. DeLorenzo because … Continue reading 

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The Cost Implications of Health Care Reform (NEJM)

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the most significant piece of U.S. social policy legislation in almost 50 years. There is little disagreement over the premise … Continue reading 

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Fairfield Woman Claims Gene Discrimination After Breast-Cancer Test

In a case that raises concerns about the handling of genetic and medical information, a Fairfield woman has filed a discrimination complaint after she had a voluntary double-mastectomy, then lost … Continue reading 

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Gaps in insurance policies make oral drugs too pricey for some cancer patients

When Jere Carpentier learned last year that she had advanced colon cancer — her third malignancy in a dozen years — she worried about spending hours in a clinic tethered … Continue reading 

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Clinicians Believe That at Least Half of Their Patients Have Difficulty Paying for Treatment (NCCN)

Clinicians are in tune with the difficulties cost of care presents for their patients. According to a new NCCN Trends™ Survey, most clinicians believe that at least half of their … Continue reading 

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Ovarian Cancer National Alliance participated in health reform event

Today, President Obama held a health reform event for health care advocates after the signing of the historic health reform bill.  The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance attended the event, at … Continue reading 

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What does Health Reform Mean to Us?

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance welcomes the improvements contained in the health insurance reform bill that was passed by Congress late Monday, March 22nd.  For years, women with ovarian cancer … Continue reading 

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Cancer Costs More Than Doubled in 40-Year Fight

The rising cost of cancer research and care, which helped reduce death rates by 16 percent over 40 years, is straining the U.S. health system and needs to be restrained, … Continue reading 

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Connecticut seeks to cover chemo pills

Reporting from Hartford, Conn. “Hallelujah,” Kim Green remembers thinking. Her life was about to get easier. For nearly a decade, she’d been making trips to the hospital, spending full days … Continue reading 

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Health Reform Update March 3, 2010

While both Houses of Congress have passed health reform bills, there is no final proposal or definitive plan of action to enact a health reform law at this time.  The … Continue reading 

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Health Care Reform Update: White House Releases New Proposal

This morning, the White House released a proposal for health care reform.  To read an outline of the White House’s proposal, go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/summary-presidents-proposal.pdf

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CONSUMER FINANCE: Surviving Cancer And Managing Costs (Nasdaq)

By Anya Martin, A DOW JONES COLUMN Survival is the first order of business when you face a diagnosis of cancer but failure to talk business upfront with your doctor … Continue reading 

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