Quality Care

ACA Update: New Challenges for Cancer Patients

New challenges to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may affect the cost and availability of health insurance for cancer patients and survivors. State and federal officials have offered several proposals that experts say could increase costs for people with pre-existing conditions, as healthy consumers leave ACA marketplaces in favor of cheaper plans with fewer benefits… Read more »

Federal Update: Cancer News in the Federal Budget

Bipartisan Budget Act Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 in early February, ending a brief government shutdown by extending funding for the federal government through March and lifting spending caps for the next two years. Within this deal were several significant health measures that bolster cancer research and access to care for low-income… Read more »

Marketplace Open Enrollment Starts Strong, Despite Navigator Cuts

Less than two months before the 2018 Marketplace open enrollment period began, the federal government announced funding cuts to advertising and enrollment assistance. Now that open enrollment has started, how is the Marketplace faring? Sam Austin, associate researcher at UW’s Population Health Institute, reviewed how the state’s largest navigator program, Covering Wisconsin (CWI), has responded to federal… Read more »

“The Cost of Cancer” Issue Brief Released

The WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is pleased to release our latest issue brief, “The Cost of Cancer: Policy and Programmatic Considerations.” In the United States, cancer is one of the most expensive conditions to treat. Almost half of all people with a cancer diagnosis say the cost of care creates a burden for their families…. Read more »