Affordable Care Act and Clinical Trials: Resources for Patients
The American Society of Clinical Oncology's patient education website, Cancer.Net, provides a detailed article for patients that explains health insurance coverage of clincial trials and a fact sheet that gives an overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions.
Information that patients may find helpful includes:
- A list of 'terms to know', including 'approved clinical trial', 'Investigational new drug application', 'research costs', and 'routine costs'
- A list of questions to ask the clinical trial research team
- Links to additional government and non-government organziations for information about ACA and clincial trials coverage.