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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

There are laws that protect the rights of people with an inherited mutation or hereditary cancer.

Overview of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Signed into law in March 2010, PPACA contains several provisions that impact individuals and families affected by cancer:

For more information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, visit healthcare.gov.

If you believe that your legal rights under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have been violated, you should contact these two resources:

The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) at CMS is the agency consumers can contact for help when they feel they have been inappropriately denied services or were inappropriately charged a co-pay or deductible counter to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They run a helpline at (887) 267-2323 ext. 6-1565, or can be reached by email at: phig@cms.hhs.gov

updated 05/25/16

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