Posts in the “Insurance Insurance” category:

What cancer patients want and what Medicare covers may differ

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 10th, 2014 |

When asked what Medicare should cover for cancer patients in their last months of life, many patients and their caregivers choose benefits the federal insurance does not offer, like home-based long term care and concurrent palliative care, according to a new study based on interviews. Given an array of options, a limited budget and a […]

7 Threats to Cancer Care

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 10th, 2014 |

Editor’s Note: In March, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released a report, “The State of Cancer Care in America: 2014,”[1] that served as a clarion call for the oncology community. Citing a rising demand for oncologists’ services, an aging workforce, and high levels of burnout among oncologists, the report predicted that there would […]

Health Insurance Status Predicts Outcomes in Cancer Patients

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 3rd, 2014 |

Health insurance status appears to be an independent predictor of outcome in cancer patients in the United States. New data show that uninsured young adults who are uninsured are more likely to present with metastatic disease, be undertreated, and die after their diagnosis than their insured counterparts. But insurance premiums might be beyond the reach […]