Childhood Cancer

Loss of insurance coverage is a huge worry for many parents. If you lose your job, change jobs, or move while your child is ill, speak to your employer’s benefits manager promptly. You can continue insurance coverage with your previous employer through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) plan until you are certain your new insurance coverage is in effect or you can look for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (

We just switched to an ACA [Affordable Care Act] plan from COBRA, as did a friend of mine with cancer. I am saving $300 per month and she is saving $400. ACA covers preexisting conditions, and you can get a special tax credit that is not available with COBRA if your income level is within certain limits.