[PUBLIC POLICY] Blood Cancer & ACA

New Report Raises Concerns for Blood Cancer Patients About the Affordable Care ActAffordable Care Act Image

Many qualified health plans participating in the new insurance exchanges have limited access to National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer or transplant centers, and would impose high out-of-pocket costs for patients purchasing coverage at the silver and bronze levels, according to a report commissioned by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

The report, 2014 Individual Exchange Policies in Four States: An Early Look for Patients with Blood Cancers, prepared by Milliman, Inc., provides an early look at the 2014 individual benefit designs, coverage benefits and premiums for policies sold on four state health insurance exchanges-California, New York, Florida and Texas. It looks at items of particular concern to people with blood cancers: which drugs are covered and whether cancer centers and transplant centers designated by the NCI are included as “in network” facilities.

For more about the report, click here for the LLS press release. A full version of the report can be viewed here.

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