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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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Latest Updates

July 1, 2022

We have good news: One of our top lobbyists just confirmed that members of Congress are hopeful about their negotiations on an upcoming legislative package that could expand access to quality, affordable health care.

June 30, 2022

The House Appropriations Committee will vote today to approve its FY 2023 spending bill including a $2.5 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a $466 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and $2.75 billion for the Advanced Research Projects Agency on Health (ARPA-H).

June 24, 2022

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.

Our Impact

We advocate for legislation as a catalyst to fight cancer.

70% decrease

in the high school cigarette smoking rate since 1997


decline in cancer death rates from 1991-2015 

18 million 

people benefited from expanded access to health insurance