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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Cancer Treatments
  • Costs of Cancer: Direct Medical Costs, Related Non-Medical Costs, Daily Living Expenses
  • Discussion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Its Key Provisions and Major Benefits
  • Health Insurance Exchanges
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid Expansion
  • The Appeals Process
  • The Importance of Talking with Your Health Care Team about the Affordable Care Act
  • What Are Patient Assistance Programs? How Do They Help?
  • Linking You to Needed Cancer Organizations, Resources and Information
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Michael J. Mauro, MD
Leader, Myeloproliferative Diseases Program, Member, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital
Debra J. Wolf, Esq.
Senior Attorney, LegalHealth, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
Alice Yaker, JD
Director of Community Outreach, NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace, New York State Department of Health
Guadalupe R. Palos, RN, MSW, DrPH
Clinical Research Manager, Division of Medical Affairs, Department of Cancer Survivorship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jane Levy, MSW
Director of Patient Assistance Programs, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on October 30, 2013.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.