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WASHINGTON -- September 19, 2007 -- "The agreement between House and Senate leaders to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program is a major step forward for the public health community.
WASHINGTON June 5, 2007 The American Cancer Society today issued four principles that define meaningful health insurance and highlight major problems in the health care system that are impeding progress against cancer and other major diseases.
BOSTON -- August 7, 2007 -- More than a quarter of states are not measuring up in the fight against cancer, according to a new report evaluating state legislative activity on cancer policy issues. The report, developed by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) in collabora
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- April 10, 2007 -- The Maryland House of Representatives voted yesterday morning 99 to 40 to make all indoor workplaces, restaurants, and bars smoke-free.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- May 11, 2006 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) today commended the Senate for voting to continue debate on insurance legislation that would threaten access to mammograms and other vital cancer screenings and treatments.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- May 10, 2006 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) today cautioned the U.S. Senate that the Health Insurance Market Modernization and Affordability Act (S. 1955) is fatally flawed and cannot be fixed.
In the face of small business health plan legislation that could deny insurance coverage for mammograms to millions of women, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today launched an advertising campaign in opposition to the bill, which could be debated by the U.S. Senate as early as next month.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- April 19, 2006 -- The following is a statement by Daniel E. Smith, National Vice President of Government Relations for the American Cancer Society, in opposition to the Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act (S. 1955).
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- April 6, 2006 -- Millions of women could lose insurance coverage for mammograms and other cancer screenings required by state law under a bill reported out of the Senate health committee in March that soon could be headed for consideration by the full Senate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- March 15, 2006 -- The American Cancer Society today expressed extreme disappointment that a Senate health committee approved legislation allowing private health insurers to bypass critical state benefit protections.