ACA Helps Many Afford Cancer Treatment and Screenings

Cancer patients are living longer according to new data, and cancer treatment costs are increasing. In 2010, the average total cost for cancer treatment in the U.S. jumped to $125 billion. The Affordable Care act is helping to provide many low-income Americans with the ability to afford various cancer screenings to help prevent the disease from spreading. A common fear among those diagnosed with cancer is losing health care coverage if they can no longer work due to illness. The ACA will be able to provide affordable health care to those with cancer who have lost their jobs and health insurance, or do not have the funds to afford treatment. More here