Health Care Reform Implementation

On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional, therefore upholding the current provisions within the law and proceeding with implementation. The following provisions will have a direct impact on brain tumor patients.

Current benefits:

Additional benefits to be implemented in 2014:

Right now, a brain tumor diagnosis and treatment can bring significant health care-related challenges, including difficulty accessing coverage due to a pre-existing condition, financial hardship resulting from the need for extensive and expensive health care services, and barriers to participating in clinical trials. National Brain Tumor Society will work to ensure that the Affordable Care Act is implemented in a way, which reduces these burdens on brain tumor patients and their families. We encourage you to join us. Become a brain tumor advocate and together, we can improve health care and work toward a cure.

For more information on our health reform implementation efforts on behalf of the brain tumor community, please contact David Arons, Director of Public Policy, or 617-393-2861.

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