Women with breast or cervical cancer who qualify for a certain Medicaid program can sign up the day of their diagnosis for the federal insurance that pays for their treatment — but only if they go to the right clinic, The Denver Post reports.
If, by chance, they happen to get diagnosed at a site not designated for Women’s Wellness Connection, they are not eligible. And they are blocked from ever enrolling during their cancer treatment.
“A woman’s treatment shouldn’t depend on what door she walked into to get diagnosed,” said state Rep. Dianne Primavera, a Broomfield Democrat and breast cancer survivor. Primavera and other advocates for cancer patients are pushing Colorado to change its rules