Access to Care

This initiative identifies lawsuits and regulatory actions that impact the fight against cancer and files "friend of the court" briefs or comments to advocate on behalf of cancer patients and survivors, and all people touched by this terrible disease.  The work accomplished by the Judicial Advocacy Initiative is made possible by law firms who are recruited by ACS CAN and who donate services to support its mission.

Access to Care

June 26, 2024

A lawsuit in Texas challenges the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that require private insurers to cover preventive services recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and Health Services and Resources Administrat

February 8, 2024

Immigration policy of the Biden administration details how the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) interprets the “public charge” rule in a way that helps ensure that immigrants can access health care and other supplemental government services to which they are entitled by law, without causi

February 7, 2024

ACS CAN strongly advocated for the No Surprises Act, a law that protects people covered under most health plans from receiving surprise medical bills when they receive most emergency services and non-emergency services from out-of-network providers.

February 5, 2024

Patient and provider groups including ACS CAN applauded the unanimous U.S.

October 16, 2023

The Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS) is considering an administrative law case that may lead to courts overturning more agency actions, including actions taken by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and agencies that are part of HHS, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), C

August 15, 2023

Advocating for changes to the health care system that make cancer treatment more affordable for patients and their families includes protecting patients from receiving surprise bills for unexpected out-of-network care that are prohibited by the No Surprises Act (NSA). ACS CAN strongly supported N

April 17, 2023

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability to individuals participating in any health program or activity that receives funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

September 27, 2022

The civil rights law 42 US Code Section 1983 (also known as “Section 1983”) allows individuals to sue the federal, state or local government or affiliates if those entities have deprived the individual of their rights.

July 26, 2021

ACS CAN advocated for expansion throughout the legislative process in Missouri, including playing a key role in its adoption via a ballot initiative that amended the state constitution to provide for it.

June 17, 2021

The American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and public health partner organizations celebrated a tremendous victory when the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)

February 26, 2021

ACS CAN and 14 other health groups filed a “friend of the court” or amicus brief at the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTU