"Lack of insurance or inadequate healthcare coverage adversely affects health, and uninsured individuals are less likely to receive preventive care and more likely to receive inadequate or delayed treatment. Quality care requires safety, efficacy, timeliness, a patient-centered approach coordinated by a multidisciplinary team, and the integration of evidence-based practice to continuously improve care.
"The proposed legislation in the
* Reinstate the annual and lifetime coverage caps, which impacts patients with cancer.
* Eliminate the
* Reduce the Medicaid expansion efforts to the states for those most in need.
* Limit essential health benefits to access for care and treatment.
"This legislation will have a disproportionately negative impact on patients with cancer. ONS joins the nursing and cancer communities, along with more than 50 national nursing organizations, in opposing this legislation."
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