Many cancer survivors experience challenges related to employment, including limitations in ability to work.1 Given that most health insurance coverage for working-age individuals in the US is employer-based, a challenge is the inability to freely leave a job given limitations on health insurance portability, also called job lock.2 Job lock can negatively affect career trajectory and quality of life.3 Likewise, spouse/partner job lock can also affect family well-being.4 We examined job lock prevalence among cancer survivors and their spouses/partners and associated factors in the US.
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Kent EE, de Moor JS, Zhao J, Ekwueme DU, Han X, Yabroff KR. Staying at One’s Job to Maintain Employer-Based Health Insurance Among Cancer Survivors and Their Spouses/Partners. JAMA Oncol. Published online April 23, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.0742
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