Frankfort, KY – February 21, 2019 – Cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the Kentucky State Capitol today to call on the Legislature to prioritize the 26,400 Kentuckians who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2019.
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AUGUSTA – The Maine legislature today will hold a public hearing on LD 555, “An Act To Reduce Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Updating Screening Coverage.” LD 555 is a simple and straightforward update to the existing law requiring insurance coverage for colorectal cancer s
Today the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters, which would set the rules for health care plans in 2020.
Today lawmakers in Utah passed a bill to reverse the will of Utah voters and undermine access to effective cancer prevention and treatment. The bill, now headed to Governor Gary Herbert’s desk, would delay the start date of Medicaid expansion in Utah, lower the income threshold for eligibility and add administrative barriers that would restrict access to the program.
Cancer patients, survivors and caregivers will tune into the president’s State of the Union address to see if the president will commit to strengthen the nation's health care system, support life-saving medical research and improve quality of life for patients.
SALT LAKE CITY—Today, the Utah Senate passed Senate Bill 96 that reverses the will of Utah voters and will undermine effective cancer prevention and treatment in the state.
“This funding is critical to the health and wellbeing of so many vulnerable Minnesotans,” said Emily Myatt, ACS CAN Minnesota interim government relations director.
ACS CAN Expert Testifies About Need to Preserve Critical Pre-Existing Condition Protections in Health Care Law
ACS CAN Vice President for Federal Advocacy Keysha Brooks-Coley testified before the Hosue Ways and Means Committee at a hearing to examine the need to preserve and protect critical patient protections int he Affordable Care Act.
ACS CAN Letter: Proposed Changes to Medicare Drug Coverage Could Delay Cancer Patients’ Access to Treatment
Today the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) submitted comments to the Department Health and Human Services (HHS) detailing ways in which proposed changes to Medicare Part D’s six protected classes could jeopardize cancer patients’ timely access to drug therapies.
Frankfort, KY – January 23, 2019 – 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 Kentucky.