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NCCS Pushes for Inclusion of Critical Health Care Provisions in Reconciliation Package

11 November, 2021

We're sharing this update from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.

NCCS joined with other advocacy groups in sending letters to congressional leadership supporting the inclusion of several critical provisions in the reconciliation bill that Congress is currently negotiating.

Specifically, NCCS expressed support for provisions that would permanently close the Medicaid coverage gap, make the enhanced advance premium tax credits (APTCs) included in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) permanent, and establish a national paid family and medical leave program. Enacting these policies would expand cancer patients’ access to quality and affordable health care and ensure patients can treat their illness and caregivers can provide care for their loved ones without risking a significant loss of income or their jobs.

Read the full post here.

Nevada's Cancer Plan highlights the importance of equitable access to healthcare, which includes affordable health insurance options. Additionally, we know that a cancer diagnosis can cause economic strain on patients and caregivers, regardless of whether they have health insurance. A paid leave policy to support caregivers can help to ensure better outcomes for Nevadans.