The Fight Against Chronic Disease
For the millions of Californians living with chronic health conditions like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma and arthritis, securing adequate and affordable health care coverage can be a challenging feat. Rising costs and limited in-network options are making it even more difficult for these patients to receive the specialized care they need.
Despite the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits insurers from denying coverage to individuals with pre-existing chronic diseases, many still face significant obstacles to accessing the quality and affordable health care they depend on. With rising premiums and one-in-five emergency room visits leading to unexpected out-of-pocket costs, it’s no wonder that increasing costs, affordability and transparency are major concerns for Californians with chronic diseases.