June 17, 2021. – The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) applauds the decision of the Supreme Court to dismiss the challenge to the Affordable Care Act. NCCS CEO Shelley Fuld Nasso issued the following statement.
“The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is pleased that the Supreme Court has dismissed the challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a decision that leaves the ACA and its protections in place. For the cancer survivors that NCCS represents, the legislative efforts to repeal the ACA and the legal efforts to overturn it have caused great anxiety. The end of the ACA would have been devastating for many cancer survivors, as it would have caused loss of insurance and loss of pre-existing condition protections.
“With the Supreme Court decision, NCCS and cancer survivors can breathe a sigh of relief. Then we will get back to work to ensure that the full potential of the ACA is realized and that necessary changes are made. Our focus will be on addressing issues of affordability and expanding coverage to the millions of Americans who still go uninsured.
“The coronavirus pandemic has revealed and worsened disparities in health care in America, disparities that mean many Americans are receiving inferior care that is not delivered in timely fashion. As we set about improving the ACA, we must be sure that we are addressing the crisis of health care disparities with ACA reforms and enhancements.”
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