ASCO Examines Impact of Health Care Reform on Cancer Care Disparities; Makes Recommendations for Closing Gaps
Newswise, reporter Newswise (2011) ASCO Examines Impact of Health Care Reform on Cancer Care Disparities; Makes Recommendations for Closing Gaps. Newswise.
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To help address serious racial and economic disparities in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in the United States, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today released a policy statement that outlines specific provisions of 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that have the potential to reduce these disparities. ASCO’s statement makes recommendations to ensure that such provisions are carried out effectively, and urges additional steps to address systemic issues including insurance reform, quality of care, prevention, research, and diversity in the health care workforce.