Preventative care

Members of a congressional women's caucus dressed in pink and holding a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol while gathered near a lectern.

Women in Congress call for more action on breast cancer prevention, treatment

BY: - October 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress shared their experiences and called for bipartisan legislative action Thursday in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Leaders of the congressional Bipartisan Women’s Caucus organized a press conference to highlight prevention and treatment of breast cancer. “Each one of us here today are tributes to our friends, our […]

A woman with a large bump on her forehead is examined by a physician in an examination room.

For uninsured people with cancer, securing care can be like spinning a roulette wheel

BY: - April 11, 2023

Eighteen months after April Adcox learned she had skin cancer, she finally returned to Charleston’s Medical University of South Carolina last May to seek treatment. By then, the reddish area along her hairline had grown from a 2-inch circle to cover nearly her entire forehead. It oozed fluid and was painful. “Honestly, I was just […]

Two health care workers in masks hold a small flashlight to the camera, similar to ones used to examine ears and throats.

No-cost preventive services are now in jeopardy. Here’s what you need to know

BY: - April 10, 2023

When a federal judge in Texas declared unconstitutional a popular part of the Affordable Care Act that ensures no-cost preventive care for certain services, such as screening exams for conditions such as diabetes, hepatitis, and certain cancers, it left a lot of people with a lot of questions. On the face of it, the March […]

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U.S. judge rules insurers don’t have to cover many free preventive health services

BY: , and - March 30, 2023

WASHINGTON — Health insurance companies may no longer need to cover a wide swath of preventive health care services that were required by the 2010 Affordable Care Act, under a federal judge’s ruling issued Thursday in Texas. The decision could affect millions of Americans’ access to no-cost preventive health care — including pregnancy-related care, cancer […]