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Podcast: American Rescue Plan: Benefits for the BC Community

American Rescue Plan: Benefits for the Breast Cancer Community

March 29, 2021

Joanna Fawzy Morales is a cancer rights attorney, author, speaker, and CEO of Triage Cancer, a national nonprofit organization providing free education on the legal and practical issues that may affect people diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers. Joanna has spent more than 27 years working on behalf of people with cancer, including 5 as an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School, teaching a seminar in cancer rights law, and 8 years at the John Wayne Cancer Institute's Psychosocial Care Program. Currently, she's also an adjunct law professor at Wayne State University.

Listen to the episode to hear her explain the American Rescue Plan and the benefits it may offer to people diagnosed with breast cancer, including:

  • additional economic impact payments for individuals who make up to $75,000 or couples who make up to $150,000
  • the increase in health insurance marketplace subsidies
  • when the benefits begin and how long they will last

Running time: 27:27

Listen now or read the transcript.