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May 25, 2022

Dr. Karen E. Knudsen, the Chief Executive Officer of the American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), will testify before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education, and related agencies today in support of increased federal funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

May 25, 2022

RALEIGH, NC – May 25, 2022 – Today, North Carolina Senate leaders introduced a bill to increase eligibility for the state’s Medicaid program, positioning the Tar Heel state to be the next likely state to pass such a lifesaving measure amongst the remaining 12 that have refused to take acti

May 24, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC - On Tuesday, May 24, the DC Council passed the FY23 Budget with funding for the Flavored Tobacco Product Prohibition Amendment Act of 2021 ending the sale of flavored tobacco products in the Distri

May 24, 2022

San Diego County voted for a budget that supports the county’s tobacco retailer licensing ordinance passed in early 2020. This budget provides for strong enforcement including annual monitoring, fines, license suspension and revocation for non-compliant retailers.

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Alissa Crispino
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Washington, DC
Allison Miller
Director, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC
Emily Burr
Director, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC

Media Campaigns

ACS CAN’s newest campaign highlights the urgent need to increase access to quality, affordable cancer care. ACS CAN urges Congress to prioritize affordable cancer care and make increased Affordable Care Act subsidies permanent; cap out-of-pocket costs in Medicare Part D; and close the Medicaid coverage gap. Action is past due.