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.
New poll results show Wyoming voters support Medicaid expansion
A new poll released by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), AARP, the American Heart Association, and American Lung Association shows the majority of Wyoming voters support efforts to increase access to health care by expanding Medicaid. Nearly two-thirds (66%) of Wyoming residents support expanding Medicaid in the state, according to the poll conducted by New Bridge Strategy.
Additional findings include:
- 65% of residents say they want their state legislator to support Medicaid expansion
- More than half of voters say the health care system is not meeting the needs of working, lower-income residents
- Nearly one in three say health care costs and access to care are the most important issues in Wyoming
Wyoming is one of 12 states that has not expanded Medicaid, which could increase access to care for about 24,000 hardworking, low-income residents in the state. For more information on the poll methodology and findings, click here.
About ACS CAN at 20
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) makes cancer a top priority for policymakers at every level of government. ACS CAN empowers volunteers across the country to make their voices heard to influence evidence-based public policy change that saves lives. We believe everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer. Since 2001, as the American Cancer Society's nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN has successfully advocated for billions of dollars in cancer research funding, expanded access to quality affordable health care, and made workplaces, including restaurants and bars, smoke-free. As we mark our 20th anniversary, we're more determined than ever to stand together with our volunteers and save more lives from cancer. Join the fight by visiting www.fightcancer.org.