NCCS Cancer Policy and Advocacy Team (CPAT) Webinar Registration

“Short-Term Health Plans: What You Need to Know and What You Can Do”

Thursday, April 12, 2018
3:00pm–4:00pm Eastern Time

In February, the Trump administration released proposed rules that would loosen regulations on short-term limited-duration health insurance coverage.

Short-term plans are not subject to the ACA’s patient protections and can deny coverage due to a preexisting condition or charge people more based on their health status, impose annual or lifetime limits, and fail to cover essential health benefits.

Because short-term plans provide skimpy coverage, these plans are much cheaper and will appeal to healthy people, who will likely leave ACA-compliant plans. This would seriously undermine the ACA risk pool and drive up Marketplace premiums for people without tax credits.

There is an opportunity to submit comments to explain how this proposal would negatively impact cancer survivors and individuals who will be diagnosed with cancer in the future. This webinar will provide instructions on how to submit comments to influence the regulatory process.

During the webinar you will hear from:

  • JoAnn Volk, Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms
  • Shelley Fuld Nasso, NCCS CEO
  • Lindsay Houff, NCCS Public Policy Manager

The webinar will explain the proposed rule, what it means for cancer survivors, and how you can ensure cancer patients’ voices are heard by submitting comments on the Regulations.gov website.

Join us April 12, 2018 at 3:00pm to learn more about this important regulatory issue and learn how you can help!

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Find the recording of the webinar and instructions for submitting comments on the short-term health plan rule on this blog post »