Access to Health Care Press Releases
Nashville, TN – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is asking that legislators support legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Tennessee.
Seventeen of the nation’s leading patient advocacy groups are remaining steadfast in their commitment to protecting patients throughout the next phase of legal proceedings involving the health care law known as the Affordable Care Act.
Congress is poised to pass a funding bill this week that includes a $2.6 billion increase for medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The measure, agreed upon by both House and Senate conference committee members, also provides $296 million increase for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
The U.S. House will vote today on a bill intended to bring down patient prescription drug costs. Several of the bill’s provisions are important to cancer care, including establishing an annual cap on Medicare enrollees’ out-of-pocket expenses, allowing some Medicare beneficiaries to spread out high-cost prescription cost-sharing over the course of the year, and expanding Medicare eligibility for low-income subsidies.
Some recent and current cancer patients are making changes to their cancer treatment due to the coverage and cost of prescription drugs and surprise medical bills, according to new survey results from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
TALLAHASSEE, FL – From the panhandle to the Florida Keys, cancer patients, survivors and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) met with their legislators this week in support of increasing funding for biomedical and early detection programs a
The struggle to find access to adequate health care was the subject of a new documentary, “On the Edge: Health Care in Alabama”, by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) that premiered to a packed house in Birmingham’s Sidewalk Cinema last night.
North Carolina’s American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) 10th annual research breakfast will focus on the current state of clinical trials in North Carolina and overcoming the patient enrollment barriers which currently exist.
Today the U.S. Senate will vote on a resolution under the Congressional Review Act that would stop Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of the Treasury guidance allowing individuals to use federal tax subsidies to purchase health insurance that does not meet coverage standards under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Senator Lisa Murkowski received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award on Tuesday, September 10, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of her significant contributions to the fight against cancer.