When it comes to cancer, patients don’t have time to waste on unnecessary bureaucracy – they need quick answers to life-threatening problems.
Today, too many people fighting cancer are also battling restrictive, complex insurance policies and processes that make it difficult or even impossible to receive proton radiation therapy that their doctors prescribe.
While some patients enjoy a smooth insurance approval process for proton therapy, others – even with the same disease and treatment recommendation – are subjected to delays and in some cases, denial of treatment. As a result, patients are suffering undue health risks, anxiety, and financial hardship when they are already struggling to survive cancer.
All cancer patients deserve timely access to the best available treatment recommended by their physicians. And they deserve an insurance process that is fast, fair and transparent.
That’s why the Alliance launched a national advocacy campaign, Tell Insurers: Fight Cancer, Not Me, to advocate on behalf of cancer patients in need of proton therapy. We’ve issued letters to hundreds of insurers across the country, demanding transparency and a commitment to a fair and fast proton therapy approval process.
Patients should be able to receive quick answers and fair treatment from insurance companies when faced with a cancer diagnosis. They deserve:
How you can take action: