CHIEF POLICY AND ADVOCACY OFFICER FOR THE LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY — WHAT CANCER/BLOOD CANCER PATIENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
This week on TALK! with AUDREY: MARK VELLECA, Chief Policy and Advocacy Officer for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is my guest. On October 1, 2013, as part of the new Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance exchanges opened for enrollment and millions of Americans who were previously uninsured now have the opportunity to purchase health insurance coverage effective in 2014. The new health care legislation poses some specific challenges for cancer patients, including those with blood cancer.