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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

(Cancer Moonshot Initiative) Financial toxicity: a potentially devastating side effect of treating cancer



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As part of the cancer moonshot initiative launched by Vice President Joe Biden, Family Reach has launched the Financial Treatment Project.
 One option to help patients burdened by financial toxicity is to create a program like Social Security Disability Insurance or unemployment insurance that serves those least equipped to endure financial hardship. It would kick in at the onset of a major cancer diagnosis and provide cash assistance for a defined period. This would go beyond the cost of care, as many families say that loss of income plus out-of-pocket costs for transportation, childcare, and caregiving are even bigger burdens than the copays.

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