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Blog posts tagged "Medicare"

March 26, 2019

Joining Together to Protect Access to Treatment in Medicare

March 27, 2019

ACS CAN is once again uniting with other patient and provider organizations, this time to voice our opposition to proposed changes to Medicare Part D’s six protected classes policy, which could hinder patients’ timely access to lifesaving therapies. 

May 17, 2018

President’s Proposal on Drug Affordability

May 17, 2018

Last week the president introduced a proposal to rein in the cost of prescription medications in the U.S. I commend the administration for prioritizing an issue that so acutely impacts those who have been diagnosed with cancer.

September 28, 2015

Hundreds of ACS CAN Volunteers in DC Urging Congress to Fight Cancer

September 28, 2015

Today is the start of ACS CANŠ—'s signature annual event: our Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. WeŠ—'ll be welcoming more than 750 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district to Washington, D.C. for three days of training, presentations, media opportunities and, of course, meetings with lawmakers.

March 5, 2014

Can we get to 80% screening for colon cancer?

March 5, 2014

Getting a colonoscopy is no oneŠ—'s favorite activity. Yet, I am reminded just how important getting a routine colonoscopy is when I see that colon cancer will kill an estimated 50,000 people in the U.S. this year.

March 29, 2012

Guest Post: Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening

March 29, 2012

Imagine that you dropped your car off at a service station for what you thought was a free oil change. You return an hour later to be informed that while the service was underway a small problem was found and repaired (with no input from you), and you now owe $250. How would you take this news? This is the predicament that a number of people face every day due to an oversight in existing Medicare regulations.