Cancer Care and the Affordable Care Act

Despite the political rhetoric and controversy, there are some  benefits to patients that can be anticipated with the passage of the Affordable Care Act of 2010; AKA ObamaCare.  The new legislation provides patients with the security of not being denied insurance coverage for a past or current cancer diagnosis.  It  removes the barrier to participation into clinical trials posed by some insurance providers, and it allows adult children, to the age of 26, to remain on a parents insurance plan. It is also theorized to provide low cost insurance plans from a state exchange program to cover standard care.