Affordable Care Act and Clinical Trials: Resources for Patients

Posted: Feb 12, 2014
Cancer.Net. 2014.
KEYWORDS: Cost/Insurance, Insurance Coverage, Cancer, Prevention, Screening, Treatment, Phase 0,1,2, Phase 3-4


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.