Affordable Care Act and Breast Cancer

Many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have direct implications for breast cancer control. Elements of the Act are designed to address several issues that impact the use of screening services and the care of breast cancer patients.

Click here to access a fact sheet about the Affordable Care Act and Breast Cancer, created by the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network.

Click here to learn about preventive health care benefits for women that are available under the Affordable Care Act.

AARP Affordable Care Act Educational Tool – AARP has a web-based tool, prepared by Avalere Health, that will help consumers learn about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects them. By answering a few simple questions, consumers can receive a customized fact sheet with details on the insurance coverage they currently have as well as coverage they may be eligible to receive under the new law. As the ACA continues to be implemented, the Health Law Guide will be updated to reflect the changes that affect consumers. To access the Health Law Guide, also available in Spanish, visit

The Cancer Support Community has developed a Cancer Insurance Checklist to help people with cancer, a history of cancer, or those at risk for cancer to choose insurance plans in the new state-based Health Insurance Marketplaces. To access the checklist, click here.


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