Posted Friday, October 4th 2013 @ 2pm
October 1, 2013, as part of the new Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance exchanges opened for enrollment and millions of Americans who were previously uninsured giving the opportunity to purchase health insurance coverage effective in 2014. The new healthcare legislation poses some specific challenges for cancer patients, including those with a blood cancer. While the new law ensures that these patients will no longer be denied insurance coverage due to their pre-existing conditions, there are many considerations and options for those with blood cancers as they navigate the new health plans. Mark Velleca, MD, PhD, chief policy and advocacy officer at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, provides some timely, valuable assistance on the specific coverage and access needs of blood cancer patients, to help them make the right decisions for their care. Learn more by visiting www.lls.org or follow LLS on www.twitter.com/LLSadvocacy.