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American Cancer Society Expert Tells House Subcommittee Inadequate Insurance Is a Barrier to Fighting Cancer
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- April 15, 2008 -- An American Cancer Society expert today testified at a House subcommittee hearing that having not enough health insurance can be an obstacle for those fighting cancer.
WASHINGTON -- September 24, 2007 -- More than 500 cancer survivors, patients, caregivers and volunteers from all 50 states are uniting today to lobby their members of Congress in support of policies that will help prevent and fight cancer.
House and Senate Leaders Agree on Bill to Raise Tobacco Taxes and Expand Health Care Coverage for Children
WASHINGTON -- September 19, 2007 -- "The agreement between House and Senate leaders to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program is a major step forward for the public health community.
WASHINGTON June 5, 2007 The American Cancer Society today issued four principles that define meaningful health insurance and highlight major problems in the health care system that are impeding progress against cancer and other major diseases.
BOSTON -- August 7, 2007 -- More than a quarter of states are not measuring up in the fight against cancer, according to a new report evaluating state legislative activity on cancer policy issues. The report, developed by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) in collabora
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- April 10, 2007 -- The Maryland House of Representatives voted yesterday morning 99 to 40 to make all indoor workplaces, restaurants, and bars smoke-free.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Praises Senate Cloture Vote on Small Business Health Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- May 11, 2006 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) today commended the Senate for voting to continue debate on insurance legislation that would threaten access to mammograms and other vital cancer screenings and treatments.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Warns That Bill Threatening Access to Cancer Screenings is Fatally Flawed
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- May 10, 2006 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) today cautioned the U.S. Senate that the Health Insurance Market Modernization and Affordability Act (S. 1955) is fatally flawed and cannot be fixed.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Launches Ad Campaign in Opposition to Bill Threatening Access to Mammograms
In the face of small business health plan legislation that could deny insurance coverage for mammograms to millions of women, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today launched an advertising campaign in opposition to the bill, which could be debated by the U.S. Senate as early as next month.