Fourth Issue, Series Three Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Cancer Care

Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Cancer Care

We have been hearing about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for quite a while. However, many are still confused as to what this law is trying to accomplish and how it will benefit various populations of patients across the United States. This fourth issue of Conquering the Cancer Care Continuum™ [ Read More ]

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS

Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Cancer Care: A Nurse’s Perspective

In 2010, Congress passed (and the President signed into law) comprehensive healthcare legislation called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or as it is more commonly known, the Affordable Care Act (ACA).1 This legislation provides a health insurance exchange in which individuals and small businesses can purchase qualified [ Read More ]

Beth Faiman, PhD(c), MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN

Impact of the Affordable Care Act: A Pharmacist’s Perspective

In the spring of 2008, while I was finishing my oncology pharmacy residency training, I had the opportunity to spend a month in a prominent urban hospital very well known for its indigent patient population. Although this experience was primarily focused on learning standard-of-care oncology without cutting-edge investigational therapies and [ Read More ]

Steve Stricker, PharmD, MS, BCOP

Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Cancer Care: A Payer’s Perspective

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), officially called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,1 which began implementation in March 2010 and will not be fully implemented until 2018, has impacted oncology care in both positive and negative ways. This legislation provides opportunities for addressing disparities in cancer care, and it [ Read More ]

Ken Schaecher, MD