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Affordable Care Act Series
Part 2: New Coverage for Clinical Trials

As part of our ongoing series on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the changes that affect transplant patients and recipients, we look at coverage changes related to clinical trials.


Have you ever considered participating in a clinical trial—but didn’t after learning your insurance wouldn’t cover the costs?  Recent changes from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may allow you to reconsider. 

Before the ACA, many clinical trials were not covered by insurers. This often meant that patients were unable to participate in them. Now, for approved clinical trials, the ACA requires insurers to pay for all items and services they would have paid for if the patient was not enrolled in the clinical trial. This change will allow for more patients to participate to get the care they need. 
Learn what these changes may mean to you>

What if my disease returns? 

How to manage this common concern through your

unique coping style

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Ted, transplant recipient

Do you worry about your disease returning? If so, you’re not alone. “Fear of recurrence is one of the most common concerns after transplant,” says Jill Randall, MSW, LICSW,   Be The Match Patient Services Coordinator.  “One of the best ways to overcome fear is to start by finding what triggers it. Then, find a coping style that works for you.“  

Learn the common triggers, suggestions for how to cope, and hear how Ted overcame his own fears and is now helping others. 
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  I get frustrated that people think as soon as you have the transplant, everything is all better.”

“They don't understand why 8 years post transplant, I am not back to my old life. There is always an endless stream of health issues, hospitalizations and various GVHD issues. It just never ends...”

“I think it's difficult for people to grasp how broadly, deeply, completely transplant affects/changes you.”

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Understand and manage emotions after transplant and learn tips for developing healthy habits that can improve your emotional well-being.


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