As lawmakers deliberate which health care priorities to include in the budget reconciliation package, ACS CAN is strongly urging Congress and the Administration to once and for all permanently close the Medicaid coverage gap and provide access to quality, affordable coverage to millions of Americans.
More than 20 patient and health care groups sent a letter to Congressional leadership and the Administration today making clear the need to preserve the nation’s first-ever paid family and medical leave program as part of forthcoming reconciliation legislation.
Dr. Karen E. Knudsen, CEO of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issued the following statement in response to the announced retirement of the National Institutes of Health Director, Dr. Francis Collins.
We advocate for legislation as a catalyst to fight cancer.
in the high school cigarette smoking rate since 1997
decline in cancer death rates from 1991-2015
people benefited from expanded access to health insurance
Allison Johnson leads our volunteer action team in Missouri. Being diagnosed with cancer as a sophomore in college led to her first volunteering with ACS CAN. "Volunteering with this organization gives individuals a voice in the fight against cancer," she tells us.