e administration sent letters to states late Friday that have approved Medicaid waivers allowing work and community engagement requirements, stating these requirements do not promote the objectives of the program and announcing its intention to review whether to keep them in place.
Access to Health Care Press Releases
The U.S. House of Representatives will soon consider legislation to increase access to health coverage for millions of Americans, including cancer patients and survivors, as part of its pandemic relief package.
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Today, Gov. Mike DeWine released his proposed state operating budget, which includes a 21 percent funding increase for Ohio’s tobacco prevention program and maintains investments for breast and cervical cancer services.
Executive Orders Offer Critical Health Coverage Options for Cancer Patients During Ongoing Pandemic and Strengthens Patient Access to Care
Washington, D.C.—Today President Biden is expected to issue several executive orders aimed at expanding potential health coverage options for those who have lost health insurance due to the coronavirus pandemic, and rollback current policies that harm patient access to coverage.
Cancer patients would likely be among those most affected by a proposed rule tying certain Medicare Part B drug reimbursement rates to that of foreign countries.
Federal Action Approving Wave of Applications to Weaken Medicaid Programs Amid Pandemic and Recession Will Prove Deadly
The approval of Tennessee’s Medicaid 1115 Research and Demonstration waiver by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today is the latest in a wave of approvals in the last few months of waivers that all weaken the state programs.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Priorities for 2021 Legislative Session: Granite State Budget Opportunities
CONCORD, NH – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives our lawmakers can accomplish in the 2021 legislative session particularly in light of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rhode Island Lawmakers Enter 2021 Legislative Session with Opportunity to Ensure Access to Affordable Colorectal Cancer Screenings
PROVIDENCE, RI – As today marks the start of the legislative session in Rhode Island, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives lawmakers can accomplish in the 2021 legislative session, pushing for overall better he
In Uncertain Times, the Ohio Legislature Still Remembered Those Patients that are Facing Serious Illness
COLUMBUS, OHIO – As lawmakers are finishing up their legislative session, they continue to think about 71,850 Ohioans who will hear the words “you have cancer” this year.
Congress approved an FY 2021 funding deal that includes an increase for biomedical research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).