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American Society of Clinical Oncology Policy Statement: Opportunities in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Reduce Cancer Care Disparities

Moy, B. and Polite, B. N. and Halpern, M. T. and Stranne, S. K. and Winer, E. P. and Wollins, D. S. and Newman, L. A. (2011) American Society of Clinical Oncology Policy Statement: Opportunities in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Reduce Cancer Care Disparities. Journal of Clinical Oncology. ISSN 0732-183X

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Abstract

Patients in specific vulnerable population groups suffer disproportionately from cancer. The elimination of cancer disparities is critically important for lessening the burden of cancer. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides both opportunities and challenges for addressing cancer care disparities and access to care. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) advocates for policies that ensure access to cancer care for the underserved. Such policies include insurance reform and the reduction of economic barriers to quality health care. Building on ASCO's prior statement on disparities in cancer care (2009), this article summarizes elements of the health care law that are relevant to cancer disparities and provides recommendations for addressing major provisions in the law. It outlines specific strategies to address insurance reform, access to care, quality of care, prevention and wellness, research on health care disparities, and diversity in the health care workforce. ASCO is committed to leading efforts toward the improvement of cancer care among the most vulnerable patients.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: cancer, cancer disparities, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, access to care, American Society of Clinical Oncology, insurance reform
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Disparities
Health > Policy
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
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Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2011 14:21
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2012 22:26
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2996

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