Latest News From FPCI

For Some Patients In Marketplace Plans, Access To Cancer Centers Is Elusive

Michelle Andrews -  Kaiser Health News

Getting cancer is scary. Discovering that your marketplace plan doesn’t give you access to leading cancer centers may make the diagnosis even more daunting. As insurers’ shrink their provider networks and slash the number of plans that offer out-of-network coverage, some consumers are learning that their treatment options can be limited.

Pregnancy, Privacy and Trump’s Promise: What Overturning Roe vs. Wade Would Actually Mean to America

David S. Cohen - NY Daily News

The future of privacy under the U.S. Constitution — and the critical protection of rights such as abortion and same-sex marriage — rests on the continued good health and mental acuity of three lawyers age 78 and older. If you care about these things, and you should, you really should be sending vitamin packets, kale salads and protein smoothies to Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83), Anthony Kennedy (80) and Stephen Breyer (78).

Reported Cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Are on Rise

Abby Goodnough - NY Times

WASHINGTON — There were more cases of sexually transmitted diseases reported in the United States last year than ever before, according to new federal data. Rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis — three of the most common S.T.D.s — grew for the second consecutive year, with sharper increases in the West than other regions. And while all three diseases are treatable with antibiotics, most cases continue to go undiagnosed, potentially causing infertility and other problems.