Victory in the fight against cancer requires bold new public policies that promote cancer prevention, early detection of cancer, and expand access to quality, affordable health care.
Bill to make today better for cancer patients passes important milestone
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of ACS CAN volunteers, our bill in the U.S. House to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors has reached a critical number of cosponsors on the legislation.
Earlier this year, ACS CAN challenged their volunteers to help the bill reach 290 cosponsors. Why is that number so important? Our bill champions strongly believe they can get a vote for passage if we secured that many co-sponsors on the legislation.
And ACS CAN volunteers helped us not only meet, but exceed, that goal by getting 292 cosponsors on the bill in record time. They called their lawmakers, attended meetings and urged their members of Congress to support this life-changing legislation.
If the bill passes, more cancer patients could receive a better type of cancer care that includes:
- Less pain during treatment
- Coordinated care among their doctors and other health professionals
- Emotional support for themselves and their caregivers.
Right now, it isn’t yet clear when the U.S. House will vote on this important piece of legislation. It could be next month or even sometime next year.