Critical legislation taking effect today will protect full-time college students from losing their health insurance in the event of a serious medical condition.
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New National Television Ad Highlights Need for Health Care Reform through Experience of Man Who Lost Wife to Cancer
WASHINGTON -- September 25, 2009 -- In an effort to focus attention on patients over politics in the health care reform debate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is running a national television advertisement that illustrates the critical need for action this year on ref
WASHINGTON -- September 21, 2009 -- More than 400 cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and their families from all 50 states and nearly every Congressional district will unite tomorrow to lobby their members of Congress in support of comprehensive health care reform.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- September 9, 2009 -- “Families affected by cancer will be closely monitoring President Obama’s address to Congress tonight with the hope that it returns the focus of the health care debate to those who would benefit most -- patients.
Statement by John R. Seffrin, PhD, CEO of the American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network on the death of United States Senator Edward M. Kennedy
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- August 26, 2009 -- “We are truly saddened by the passing of a giant in the area of health care policy -- our friend, U.S. Senator and recipient of the American Cancer Society’s highest award, Medal of Honor and the National Distinguished Advocacy Award, Edward “Ted” Kennedy.
The deepest recession in decades has caused more than 7 million people to lose their jobs and in many cases their job-based health insurance a worrisome development for any American, but especially for those also grappling with cancer or other serious illnesses.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- July 31, 2009 -- Senator Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut announced today that he has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer and will undergo treatment during the Congressional August recess. Below are comments from Otis W.
Energy and Commerce Committee Vote A Critical Step Forward in Congressional Effort to Enact Meaningful Health Care Reform
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- July 31, 2009 -- Cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones are encouraged by the House Energy and Commerce Committee vote today to approve health care reform legislation, a move that ensures that progress toward comprehensive reform will continue.
New Study Reveals Popular Federal Employee Health Plan a Good Starting Point to Determine Minimum Benefits Coverage
A new report finds that the most popular health insurance plan among federal employees offers adequate and affordable care for people with serious chronic diseases, making it a good starting point for defining minimum coverage benefits in health care reform legislation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- July 15, 2009 -- American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers from all 50 states are on Capitol Hill today to meet with their lawmakers, calling for Action: Now Not Later on comprehensive health care reform.