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Healthcare, Disabilities, Legal Aid and Advocacy Resources for People Dealing with Cancer

Health Coverage in the USA

Medicare Rights Center medicarerights.org

Foundation for Health Coverage Education

Are you or someone you know eligible for free or low cost health coverage? The Foundation for Health Coverage Education® (FHCE) offers four unique ways to help you find health coverage in your area.

The US Uninsured Help Line™—800.234.1317

Medicaid coverage Map

"The Health Care Options Matrix™ Guide is the only hand-held guide available that outlines all of each state's public and private health care choices for individuals and groups in almost every demographic profile, as well as offering a reference list of phone numbers and web sites. This is an ideal tool for professionals who have basic knowledge of health insurance and need a quick-reference format. "

Medicare Information at AARP

The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR) currently provides direct financial support to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who must financially and medically qualify to access pharmaceutical co-payment assistance. The program offers personal service to all patients through the use of call counselors; personally guiding patients through the enrollment process."

VETERANS AFFAIRS

& AGENT ORANGE COMPENSATION FOR VIETNAM VETS

Department of Veterans Affairs

Workplace Rights of Cancer Patients/Survivors

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) US Department of Justice.

The ADA prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment

Questions and Answers About Cancer in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Changes to the Americans With Disabilities Act (2009): How the Amended ... Sep 25, 2008

More on "Significant Changes to Americans With Disabilities Act 2009" by Kathleen A. Carnes, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, from LexisNexis (register, free)

Job Accommodation Network
PO Box 6080 Morgantown,
WV 26506-6080
800-526-7234 304-293-5407 (fax)
jan@jan.wvu.edu
JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities and related subjects.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Document Library
Organized by Duncan C. Kinder with the assistance of the Job Accommodation Network and others.

Disability Rights Legal Center
(old name - Cancer Legal Resource Center)
Contact:
Toll Free #: 1-866-THE-CLRC or 1-866-843-2572
(213) 736-1455 voice / (213) 736-8310 tty
(213) 736-1428 fax
Email: clrc@majordomo.lls.edu
The CLRC provides information and educational outreach on cancer-related legal issues to people with cancer, their families, friends, employers, and those who provide services to them.

NCCS: Working It Out - Your Employment Rights As A Cancer Survivor

download .pdf free "Work It Out"

Patient Advocacy

Centre for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. (860) 456-7790 staffed by attorneys, paralegals, a nurse, and computer specialists. Provides legal advice, self-help materials, and representation to elders and people with disabilities who are unfairly denied Medicare coverage. Advice, written materials, and legal services are free to Connecticut residents and for a fee to others. A complete list of materials is available.

Legal Information Network for Cancer
LINC is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to helping people with the business side of cancer. Serving the Central Virginia community, LINC provides information, education, counseling and referral services for legal assistance to individuals confronted with the overwhelming issues that arise from the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
1604 North Country Club Rd Tucson,
AZ 85716 (520) 881-4005 520-325-7925 (fax)
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. The Academy provides a resource of information, education, networking and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and people with special needs.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship


Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.  

PATIENT ADVOCACY RESOURCES A GUIDE FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR... Lyman Maynard Stowe Library, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut.

Center for Patient Partnerships at University of Wisconsin. Healtgh Care Resources. "Works to empower patients as equal partners with providers to achieve successful health care outcomes. Center staff assist people with cancer and other life-threatening and chronic illnesses who are experiencing the red tape, confusion, fear and doubts, that often arise when diagnosed with a serious medical condition and impede access to quality healthcare."

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

Lobbying Resources

To find your representatives in the House and the Senate and the status of Bills and other new legislation go to:
http://www.house.gov/

http://www.senate.gov/

or to: Common CauseContact Congress

Mr. Smith E-Mails...Washington and/or The Media
(maintained by InfoSearch) Let lawmakers know what's on your mind by sending an e-mail letter to members of the US Congress as well as the President and Vice President. Send a "Letter to the Editor" to newspapers across USA

Legislative Information (Federal) Links to sources of information on Federal legislation including GPO Access, the House web site, the Senate web site, the Library of Congress Thomas system, and more.

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