Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Emily Kalmer
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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.
The New York State Senate has passed legislation to allow pharmacists to administer all vaccines recommended by the CDC.
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).
SPRINGFIELD, IL– “This week, the Illinois Senate passed legislation that will improve access to care for cancer patients by making out-of-pocket costs more predictable and expand coverage for biomarker testing.