On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 6 to 3 to allow Americans who purchased health insurance plans through federally facilitated or federally supported marketplaces to keep their subsidies. Chief Justice John G. Roberts wrote, “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them.”
This decision is important for the millions of people who have purchased health insurance through the marketplaces. Without financial assistance, many cancer patients and survivors — who are often the ones who need it most — are not able to afford health insurance to cover costly cancer treatments and care.
Overall, this decision increases the population of insured Americans and lowers costs for everyone in the system, which ultimately benefits all of us.
Cancer and Careers applauds the decision issued by the Supreme Court. It is our mission to empower and educate people with cancer to thrive in the workplace. Access to quality, affordable healthcare helps ensure that survivors can take control of their health — and their work.
For a further explanation on the background of this case, check out this blog post from Triage Cancer.
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