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LIVESTRONG Foundation and Patient Advocate Foundation Expand Partnership to Support the Needs of Cancer Patients and Survivors Nationwide
Date:7/22/2014

survivors are hit the hardest by the financial burden and have the least experience navigating the insurance and financial maze: “My biggest fear is not knowing if I’m healthy,” said Gabriel, 18-year survivor of acute myeloid leukemia. “LIVESTRONG referred me to PAF and together they showed me how I could get insurance, gave me a gas card to pay for trips from San Antonio to Austin, and even helped me apply for scholarships. Now that I have insurance, I’m able to go to doctors just to make sure I’m still healthy.”

As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), cancer patients and survivors can no longer be denied coverage, but prior to its implementation, 10 percent of survivors applying for health insurance were denied because of their cancer. And while the ACA provides insurance options, many survivors still face financial hardships paying for insurance and dealing with state regulations that have chosen to opt in or out or plans, making it difficult to find those insurance options. PAF and LIVESTRONG professionals understand the ACA landscape and will work with cancer patients of all ages to help find solutions and ensure continued, affordable care.

LIVESTRONG provides navigation services in both English and Spanish and will work with patients and their caregivers to find a myriad services that address physical, financial, and psychosocial needs for those on the cancer journey. Those seeking assistance should call 855-220-7777, go online at http://www.LIVESTRONG.org/WeCanHelp or visit the headquarters location at 2201 E. Sixth Street, Austin, TX 78702.

About the LIVESTRONG Foundation:

The LIVESTRONG Foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now. Created in 1997, the Foundation is known for providing free cancer support services and advocating for policies that
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