2021 DC Legislative Priorities

Ensuring Access to Quality Care

  • Network Adequacy: ACS CAN will support legislation regarding health insurance network adequacy to help ensure that cancer patients and cancer survivors have access to appropriate medical specialists they may need.


Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

  • Breast and Cervical Cancer: ACS CAN will advocate to maintain funding for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program. This program provides low-income, underserved women access to lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screening, early detection, diagnostic and follow up services, as well as pathways to treatment services, if diagnosed with cancer.


Reducing the Toll of Tobacco

  • End the Sale of Menthol Cigarettes and All Other Flavored Tobacco Products: ACS CAN will advocate to end the sale of menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars and all other flavored tobacco products.
  • Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding:  ACS CAN will work to sustain evidence-based, citywide tobacco use prevention and cessation programs funding.