Leaders from widely diverse national organizations today stressed their mutual commitment to reform of the nation’s health care system, calling it an “urgent, national necessity” that requires different stakeholders to cooperate in ways that they did not in previous reform efforts.
Access to Health Care Press Releases
The House and Senate Budget Committees passed budget resolutions this week that enable critical health care reform to move forward in this country. The result is good news for cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones who know too well the gaps that exist in the broken health care system.
Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) introduced legislation today that would renew the national commitment to defeat cancer, a disease that is expected to kill 560,000 Americans this year alone.
Cancer Community Applauds President 's Resolve to Make Health Care Reform and Cancer a Top National Priority
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- February 25, 2009 -- “President Obama could not have been more explicit in making cancer and health care top priorities for his administration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- February 24, 2009 -- Cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones are calling on the President to continue to make access to quality health care and prevention a top national priority following recent passage of the stimulus bill.
Cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers across the country are meeting with members of Congress and holding public events this week to call for swift early action on three top advocacy priorities for the cancer community: FDA regulation of tobacco products, comprehensive health care reform and medical research funding.
Cancer patients can face severe challenges in paying for life-saving care running up large debts, filing for personal bankruptcy and even delaying or forgoing potentially life-saving treatment even when they have Access to Health Care, according to a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the American Cancer Society.
House Committees Pass Stimulus Package With Focus on Access to Health Care, Wellness and Cancer Research
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- January 23, 2009 -- The economic stimulus package this week was passed out of the House Appropriations, Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- January 9, 2009 -- Congressional leaders would improve access to quality health care for millions of uninsured children and lower smoking rates by expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) with an increase in the federal cigarette tax.