Congress Must Prioritize Affordable Cancer Care in the Budget Reconciliation Package

May 20, 2022

In a recent poll, 51% of cancer patients and survivors report incurring medical debt as a result of their cancer care. Of those patients, 45% have delayed or avoided medical care for serious issues as a result of the debt they incurred. As Congress considers budget reconciliation legislation, ACS CAN urges lawmakers to help cancer patients and survivors with significant and rising cancer care costs by:

  • Extending ehanced Affordable Care Act subsidies
  • Closing the Medicaid coverage gap
  • Creating a Medicare Part D cap and smoothing mechanism