Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 1:30 - 2:30 pm (Eastern Time)

CancerCare Teleconference - Understanding the Affordable Care Act in 2013: What's New - October 30, 2013

CancerCare Teleconference - Understanding the Affordable Care Act in 2013: What's New

Date and Time

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

About This Workshop

This free online educational workshop is offered through CancerCare's Connect Education Workshops.

CancerCare’s workshops are completely free of charge — no phone charges apply. However, pre-registration is required to secure your place on the call. To register for this workshop, click here.

Workshop Date and Time

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Eastern Time

Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

Workshop Topics

  • Overview of Cancer Treatments
  • Costs of Cancer: Direct Medical Costs, Related Non-Medical Costs, Daily Living Expenses
  • Discussion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Its Key Provisions and Major Benefits
  • Health Insurance Exchanges
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid Expansion
  • The Appeals Process
  • The Importance of Talking with Your Health Care Team about the Affordable Care Act
  • What are Patient Assistance Programs? How Do They Help?
  • Linking You to Needed Cancer Organizations, Resources and Information
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

The Panel of Experts

Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Program Leader, Gastrointestinal Oncology, Department of Medical Oncology, Associate Professor of Diversity Programs, Director, Center for Elimination of Cancer Disparities, Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson

Debra J. Wolf, Esq.
Senior Attorney, LegalHealth, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)

Alice Yaker, JD
Director of Community Outreach, NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace, New York State Department of Health

Guadalupe R. Palos, RN, MSW, DrPH
Clinical Research Manager, Division of Medical Affairs, Department of Cancer Survivorship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jane Levy, MSW
Director of Patient Assistance Programs, CancerCare

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