To kickoff Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Congress re-introduced the "Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act.” This legislation will ensure seniors have the same access to colorectal cancer screening as those with private insurance.
Blog posts tagged "health care"
In an historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that Congress intended for tax credits provided under the Affordable Care Act to be available to people who buy a health plan in a health insurance marketplace run by their state or the federal government.
Thanks to key provisions of the health care law known as the Affordable Care Act, every state now has a website that makes it easier than ever to shop for coverage and compare health plans.
Palliative care suffers from an identity problem. That's the first line of an important article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) today.
For the first time, breast cancer patients and their families also have the security of knowing they no longer have to worry about whether they will be able to get the care they need. Why? Because this Breast Cancer Awareness Month coincides with the opening of state health insurance marketplaces created by the health care law.
Did you know that cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental death among children in the U.S. under the age of 15? It's a story of urgency that needs to be shared, and ACS CAN is participating in an exciting event today that is designed to spread that message.
Minnesota public health advocates celebrated a major victory today as the legislature passed a $1.60 cigarette tax increase. Governor Mark Dayton is expected to sign it in the coming days.
On Thursday, Maryland became the first state to enact legislation that will help improve access to palliative care for people with serious illnesses and their families. It's a victory worth celebrating!
I'm happy to share that starting this week, insurers are required under the Affordable Care Act to present every consumer with a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC), a document with simple and easy-to-read information on what their plan covers and how much it costs.
A new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? shows that the majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer. The report ranks where states stand on these issues that play a critical role in reducing cancer incidence and death. It measures seven specific issues.