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Tell Congress: Affordable Cancer Care Is Past Due

Ask Congress to help people access affordable health care by closing the Medicaid coverage gap and extending the expansion of Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace subsidies.

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June 24, 2022
National

As a nonprofit entity whose mission is improving the lives of people with cancer and their families, the American Cancer Society isn’t taking sides on the decision. However, the decision will impact cancer patients and their families and is likely to disproportionately effect communities of color.

June 23, 2022

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will issue marketing denial orders to all JUUL e-cigarette products.

June 23, 2022
National

The nation’s leading organizations from across the health care spectrum are calling on Congress to extend the expanded Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care premium tax credits.

June 17, 2022

The facts are clear: expanding access to Medicaid saves lives from cancer. Yet lawmakers in 12 states refuse to expand access to Medicaid for more than 2 million people who desperately need it. In fact, a new study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society shows the survival rate for people newly diagnosed with cancer is higher in states that have expanded Medicaid than in states that have not.

Our Impact

We advocate for legislation as a catalyst to fight cancer.

70% decrease

in the high school cigarette smoking rate since 1997

26% 

decline in cancer death rates from 1991-2015 

18 million 

people benefited from expanded access to health insurance