Effects of the Affordable Care Act

August 31, 2013
Ben Jones

Ben Jones from McKesson Specialty Health discusses how the affordable care act will affect oncologists.

Ben Jones, Senior Director of Government Relations, McKesson Specialty Health, The US Oncology Network, discusses how the affordable care act will affect oncologists.

Jones speculates that the act will provide both uncertainty and opportunity for community oncologists. In addition to providing coverage for clinical trials for patients that are already insured, the act will potentially cover an additional 30 million individuals that are currently uninsured through state-based exchanges or expanded Medicaid.

Jones hopes the act will allow for early cancer detection and provide patients with care before the disease becomes too aggressive.

Clinical Pearls

  • The Affordable Care Act will provide both uncertainty and opportunity for community oncology
  • The act will potentially cover an additional 30 million individuals that are currently uninsured