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On World Cancer Day we have Great News for Spanish Speakers Suffering with Cancer
A new resource to aid with the implementation of ACA - Cancer Insurance Checklist: Guía de Cobertura Médica para Personas con Cáncer
The Cancer Insurance Checklist: Guía de Cobertura Médica para Personas con Cáncer (http://www.cancerinsurancechecklist.org/
"Cancer can be a sudden and devastating diagnosis that can leave patients feeling hopeless and having many questions," said Brandon Leonard, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Men's Health Network. "When they face challenges to accessing coverage and care due to language barriers, the burden is even heavier. We are excited about this new resource, the Spanish version of the Cancer Insurance Checklist, and we believe it will be a useful tool for many Americans impacted by cancer as they look for the coverage that best meets their needs."
Nearly a third (31.1%) of Hispanics and Latinos under age 65 in the U.S. do not have health insurance, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 10.2 million Hispanics and Latinos are eligible for coverage under the health insurance exchanges, 3.7 million of whom speak Spanish as their primary language.
In addition to the Cancer Insurance Checklist, the Cancer Support Community’s toll-free Helpline at 888-793-9355 is available for telephone support in Spanish during the cancer experience. For more information, please visit www.cancersupportcommunity.org.
You can also access a MHN brochure, Breast Cancer – It can Happen to Men too (http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/
and another comprehensive resource for men’s health, Blueprint for Men’s Health (http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/
The Cancer Insurance Checklist was created through a partnership of the following organizations: