As top business leaders in Missouri and members of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) CEOs Against Cancer, we are committed to leveraging our knowledge, power and resources to save lives and win the fight against cancer.
Vote YES on Amendment 2
Bring Federal Tax Dollars Back to Missouri and Expand Health Care for Over 230,000 Missourians
This August 4, 2020, Missouri voters will have an opportunity to vote on Amendment 2.
Amendment 2 will provide access to affordable and comprehensive health care coverage through Medicaid for low-income adults and families.
Amendment 2 is critical in the fight against cancer.
For the 37,540 Missourians who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2020, access to affordable, comprehensive care is essential to detecting, treating and surviving the disease. In Missouri, cancer is the second leading cause of death and an estimated 13,010 Missourians will die from the disease this year.
What can YOU do to help expand Medicaid coverage in Missouri?
1) Pledge to VOTE & create a plan to VOTE.
2) Make sure you register to vote before the registration deadline on July 8.
3) Go out and Vote on Election Day: Polls will be open from 6am – 7pm on Tuesday, August 4.
To find your polling place, check your voter registration or register on-line, visit the Missouri Secretary of State website.
Medicaid Expansion and Cancer
Why Amendment 2 is so important to early detection and treatment of cancer for ALL Missourians.
Medicaid expansion will promote earlier cancer detection, fewer deaths and improved outcomes for patients.
- Medicaid expansion is associated with improved rates of colorectal, prostate, and cervical cancer screenings.
- Individuals enrolled in Medicaid prior to their cancer diagnosis have better survival rates than those who enroll after their diagnosis.
- Medicaid expansion has led to an increase in both total and earlier-stage cancer diagnoses in expansion states, while the gap in diagnoses between expansion and non-expansion states has widened.
- Medicaid expansion has been associated with decreased cigarette and other tobacco product purchases, as well as increased access, utilization, and coverage of evidence-based smoking cessation medications.
To improve health outcomes and reduce cancer disparities, Missouri should fully expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income adults earning less than $17,609 a year for an individual and $36,156 for a family of four.
For more information or to join the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), please contact Tim Freeman: [email protected]
Paid for by American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Lisa Lacasse, President, 2409 Hyde Park Road, Jefferson City, MO 65109 as an in-kind contribution to Missourians for Healthcare.