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February 14, 2020

U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down Medicaid Work Requirements

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled unanimously that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should not have approved work requirements and other barriers to eligibility for Medicaid as part of a request from the state of Arkansas. 

February 13, 2020

Washington, D.C. – February 13, 2020 – A report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) provides an updated snapshot of states’ Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation treatments and therapies.

February 12, 2020

ATLANTA, GA – February 12, 2020 –Over 50 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the State Capitol in Atlanta today to meet with Georgia lawmakers about the need to increase the state’s low tobacco tax to $1.87 per pack of cigarettes, accompani

February 12, 2020

Pierre, S.D. – Capitol staff, lawmakers and cancer advocates of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) wore suits and sneakers on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the South Dakota Capitol.

February 12, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sen. Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) today introduced a bill that will allow cancer patients to donate their unused oral anti-cancer medications to patients in need.

Media Contacts

Alissa Crispino
Vice President, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC
Allison Miller
Director, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC
Mike VanDenHeuvel
Senior Media Advocacy Manager
Washington, DC

Media Campaigns

ACS CAN's May 2019 video campaign highlights the potentially dangerous impact proposed changes to Medicare Part D’s six protected classes could have on cancer patients’ access to lifesaving medications. Cancer survivors Jenn and Mariah share their concerns about how these proposed changes could affect their ability to access and afford their prescriptions.