Jacqueline Beale, the ACS CAN Maryland State Lead Ambassador volunteer, will attend the State of the Union address as the guest of U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, her member of Congress.
Late Friday, a U.S. District Court judge in Texas overturned the Affordable Care Act and ruled that the entire health care law is unconstitutional.
While the ruling could eventually eliminate critical protections for people like cancer patients and survivors, it will not immediately impact their health coverage.
The law remains as-is during the appeals process. And, some of the state attorneys general who are defending the law have already announced they are prepared to file an appeal.
ACS CAN submitted a brief defending the law and will continue our efforts to protect access to health coverage throughout the process.
Since the day the law was passed, ACS CAN has remained vigilant in defending the provisions that are critical to cancer patients and survivors. This includes prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage due to pre-existing conditions like cancer, or attempting to drastically increase costs to make quality coverage unaffordable.
We will never stop working to protect the interests of cancer patients and survivors.