Alliance of Cancer Care Advocates to Host Facebook Live to Discuss a New Report on Insurance Delays and Denials of Cancer Care
Alliance Launching New Grassroots Campaign to Holder Insurers Accountable
WASHINGTON, DC — As part the release of a new national report – Cancer Care Denied: The Broken State of Patient Access to Proton Therapy – and the launch of the Cancer Care Denied (#CareDenied) grassroots campaign, the Alliance for Proton Therapy Access (the Alliance) will host an interactive Facebook Live to discuss the report findings and explain the goals of the new campaign.
The report reveals the heavy emotional and financial burden that many cancer patients endure when trying to get their insurer’s approval for physician-recommended proton radiation therapy. It also includes detailed accounts from a number of cancer patients affected by the disproportionate power wielded by health insurers over patients and their physicians. In response to the report findings, The Alliance is launching Cancer Care Denied, to call on insurance commissioners in all 50 states to adopt and enforce principles of a Cancer Patients’ Timely Treatment Bill of Rights.
In order to discuss the information outlined in the report and explain what the Alliance hopes to achieve through the #CareDenied grassroots campaign, representatives of the Alliance, including an Alliance advocate with firsthand experience navigating the broken insurance process, will hold a roundtable discussion about the launch.
- Daniel Smith, Alliance for Proton Therapy Access Executive Director
- Molly Daniels, Alliance for Proton Therapy Access Advocacy Director
- Jack Weber, Alliance for Proton Therapy Access advocate and husband of a cancer survivor
WHEN: May 17, 2018, 3 – 3:30 p.m. ET
WHERE: Livestreamed via the Alliance for Proton Therapy Facebook page