Access to Health Care Press Releases

June 17, 2009

HELP Committee Markup A Critical Step Toward Comprehensive Health Care Reform This Year

The health care reform legislation that the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee began to review today would extend access to quality care to all Americans by guaranteeing issue of plans to all applicants, eliminating discrimination based on health status or history, capping out-of-pocket costs that patients pay and placing greater emphasis on disease prevention critical components that will benefit families affected by cancer.

May 20, 2009

U.S. Senate Committee Passes Critical Tobacco Legislation

The nation is one step closer to ending Big Tobacco's unfettered access to children in America with the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s passage of legislation to grant the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing and sale of tobacco products.