What Caught Our Eye: ACA Uncertainty, Coping Post-Treatment, Biden’s New Research Charity, Survivorship Care Plans
|What Caught Our Eye (WCOE), February 3, 2017
What Caught Our Eye is our week-in-review blog series, where we recap the cancer policy articles, studies, and stories that caught our attention.
Affordable Care Act
Most Americans Don’t Support Immediate Repeal Of Affordable Care Act
A new study by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that only 16% of Americans feel the ACA should be repealed immediately.
Most Americans Don't Support Immediate Repeal Of Affordable Care Act @Forbes https://t.co/0J13dnBBKu
— Kate Ashford (@kateashford) January 30, 2017
After Republican Retreat, Members still not in agreement over how to repeal and replace the ACA
Last weekend, Republican members of Congress gathered in Philadelphia, PA for a party retreat to address some of the most pressing topics. However, one topic remains without consensus is how they will approach the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.
At Party Retreat, GOP Still Searching For Health Law Consensus https://t.co/uKSMne1uOz
— Kaiser Health News (@KHNews) January 27, 2017
Coping with Cancer
An article from CURE Magazine describes an online curriculum designed to help survivors cope with post-treatment symptoms such as pain, depression, and fatigue.
Depression and fatigue can linger long after cancer treatment ends. Researchers created an online program to cope. https://t.co/PBEV4jLz8T
— CURE Magazine (@cure_magazine) February 3, 2017
Pediatric Cancer Survivor Makes Video Plea to President
An 8-year-old cancer survivor made a moving video asking President Trump and Congress to bring more funding to pediatric cancer research so scientists can find a cure for childhood cancer. Through her video, she shows the harsh realities of what children with cancer endure during their treatment.
See this pediatric cancer survivor's moving plea to President Trump https://t.co/TyXmAghhFy
— TODAY Health & Wellness (@TODAYshowHealth) January 26, 2017
Joe Biden Launches New Charity Focused on Cancer Research
Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife this week introduced their new foundation which will help continue the work the Bidens have done over the years, including cancer research, which he’s focused on since his son Beau died of brain cancer in 2015.
Joe and Jill Biden introduce their new charitable organization https://t.co/bW5zGaPq6b pic.twitter.com/9ei5mvcZj0
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) February 2, 2017
Survivorship Care Plans
CURE Magazine looks at Deb Mayer’s, Ph.D., A.N.P-B.C., work “Moving Forward with Cancer Survivorship Plans.”
We thank @cure_magazine and @dkmayer52 for highlighting importance of #survivorship care plans. https://t.co/u8C6CMdhWM #PatientFirst
— NCCS – National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (@CancerAdvocacy) January 31, 2017
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