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The Affordable Care Act once again is headed for a date with the Supreme Court, with health insurance coverage for tens of millions of Americans possibly on the line in a case that will be heard November 10, 2020.


Among those numbers is a group of people with exceptional needs: children with cancer and other serious diseases. Their benefits are an example of the ACA’s provisions—one that many people don’t know about—that could go away if the court strikes down the ACA.

Lisa Lendley, a pediatric hospice researcher and associate professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Nursing, discussed what it means if these benefits are taken away and how the outcome of this case will determine the fate of the ACA. Read the full article on The Conversation.


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