Affordable Care Act (ACA) & Cancer Team

UPDATED April 3, 2017

KCC's ACA and Cancer Team has recently developed new tools that are designed to support caregivers of those with cancer in finding answers on where to get help in paying for cancer treatment and care for their loved ones.

Many thanks to the ACA & Cancer Team for their efforts in updating information related to the summary of cancer prevention and screening benefits in Kentucky. Please share these documents widely with your networks.

The ACA and Cancer Team is focused on understanding and communicating the impact of ACA on cancer prevention and early detection in Kentucky. The primary audiences are KCC partner organizations, health professionals and the public.

The ACA and Cancer Team has compiled existing information and resources available from other organizations (see below) on the Affordable Care Act and Cancer.

The Affordable Care Act and Cancer -- Where to go for more information

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Upcoming KCC Events


Passage of SB 89 means that all tobacco treatment pharmacotherapy, as well as cessation counseling, are covered by health insurance. Two working groups have emerged within KCC to discuss how to best reach providers, and the public, with this important message. The next conference calls will be scheduled soon.


Check out our recent webinars on lung cancer stigma. The first webinar from May 23, 2017 provides an overview of lung cancer stigma. The second webinar from August 30, 2017 focuses on several common scenarios and potential ways to discuss lung cancer without stigma. Many thanks to Dr. Jamie Studts, KY LEADS Collaborative, and Angela Criswell, Lung Cancer Alliance, for their leadership and presentations during these webinars.


Our fall KCC "meeting" will be attendance at the Kentucky Association for Community Health Workers Annual Conference -- specifically, two afternoon sessions we helped coordinate on September 28th, from 2:15pm-4:30pm at the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel in Lexington.

  • Dr. Connie White, Senior Deputy Commissioner for the Kentucky Department for Public Health, and Co-Chair of the Kentucky Cancer Consortium, will be speaking on Kentucky's Medicaid Waiver proposal from 2:15pm-3:15pm on Thursday, 9/28
  • Dr. Jean Edward, Assistant Professor in the University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research, will be speaking on Health Insurance Literacy from 3:30pm-4:30pm on Thursday, 9/28

While KCC partners are welcome and encouraged to register for the entire CHW conference (which is free of charge, and runs 9/28 a.m. thru 9/29 p.m.), you may also choose to simply join us for the two sessions mentioned above -- whatever your schedule permits!


October 3rd, from 9am – 4pm in Frankfort, KY. One-day 'mini-retreat' for our KCC Colon Cancer Committee to regroup and move forward! We will discuss "who is doing what," and explore the potential for collaborations in the coming year. For more information contact Katie.


KCC & their Lung Cancer Network are hosting the "Kentucky Cancer Summit - Fall Lung Workshop" on October 24th at Berry Hill Mansion in Frankfort. Click here to register.