The Missouri Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit to force the state to implement Medicaid expansion. The following is a statement from Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
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U.S. Reps. Darren Soto (D-FL) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation that will be considered by the House Energy and Commerce Committee today to extend funding for Medicaid in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The legislation is supported by House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA).
Patient Groups Praise Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Health Care Law, Preserving Critical Patient Protections
The nation’s leading patient advocacy groups are praising the U.S. Supreme Court ruling today upholding the health care law known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Court ruled the plaintiff states and taxpayers did not have standing to bring the suit.
ACS CAN and other health organizations are asking lawmakers to pass legislation dealing with copay accumulators
As the New York State Legislature approaches adjournment, ACS CAN is focusing on two pieces of legislation that can save lives and improve access to needed care.
Survey: Cancer Patients and Survivors Continue to Face Pandemic-Related Health Care Delays 1 Year Later
Cancer patients and survivors continue to deal with the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic on their ability to access necessary health care.
President’s FY 22 Budget Focuses on Health Issues; Boosts Biomedical Research, Makes Permanent Increased Health Coverage Subsidies
The Biden administration released its budget for FY 22 late last week. Included in the budget is an additional $9 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including $6.5 for the creation of a new department within the NIH called the Advanced Research Project Agency on Health (ARPA-H).