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Topics Covered

  • Understanding the Affordable Care Act
  • Its Major Provisions and Benefits in 2014
  • Elimination of Pre-Existing Condition Denials
  • Closing the Donut Hole
  • The Appeals Process
  • Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid Exchanges
  • Navigating the Affordable Care Act: Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • What are Patient Assistance Programs and Co-Pay Foundations?
  • Linking You to Needed Resources and Information
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Debra J. Wolf, Esq.

Senior Attorney, LegalHealth, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)

Naomi Seiler, JD

Associate Research Professor, Department of Health Policy, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

David Trueman, JD, PhD

Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia University School of Law

Michael J. Mauro, MD

Leader, Myeloproliferative Diseases Program, Member, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital

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

Carly O'Brien, MSW, OSW-C

Coordinator of Caregiver Services, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on May 20, 2014.

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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.

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