The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today released a report detailing the costs of treating cancer, specifically out-of-pocket costs typical cancer patients face. The report found U.S. cancer patients in 2018 spent $5.6 billion in out-of-pocket costs for cancer treatment
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La Red de Acción Contra el Cáncer de la Sociedad Americana Contra el Cáncer (ACS CAN por sus siglas en inglés) publicó hoy un informe que detalla los costos del tratamiento de cáncer, específicamente los gastos de bolsillo que enfrentan los típicos pacientes de cáncer.
Senate Introduces Health Equity Legislation Critical to Reduce Health Disparities and Combat Chronic Disease
Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate today aims to improve access to quality health care for communities of color and decrease health disparities, such as those resulting in a disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in these communities. Additionally, it offers a path to increase the federal tobacco tax, including tax parity on other tobacco products like e-cigarettes, and improve access to lifesaving cessation services in Medicaid and private health plans.
Eighteen patient and consumer groups issued the following statement regarding the Administration’s announcement of the approval of Georgia’s 1115 waiver and pending approval of the state’s 1332 waiver. Georgia is the only state that has chosen to rely on legally questionable Administration guidance issued in October 2018 that our organizations strongly opposed.
Governor Bullock and Senator Daines Go on the Record with Their Positions on Issues to Fight Cancer as Part of National Voter Education Campaign
Both major candidates for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat have publicly stated their positions on key issues and policies to help fight cancer if they are elected. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) encouraged Governor Steve Bullock and Senator Steve Daines to state their positions on these critical issues as part of ACS CAN’s national Cancer Votes campaign—the nation’s leading voter education program to educate the public and candidates about the actions lawmakers should take to make fighting cancer a national priority.
Survey: Coronavirus Health Care Delays and Anxiety Persist for Cancer Patients and Survivors Months Into Pandemic
Cancer patients and survivors continue to experience potentially serious coronavirus-related health care delays and high levels of anxiety associated with the ongoing pandemic.
RALEIGH, NC – September 30, 2020 –Beginning this Thursday, a new law to help improve North Carolina cancer patients’ access to the most effective cancer treatments will take effect.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released new policy recommendations today to increase uptake of biomarker testing and advance the use of precision medicine in cancer care. The recommendations follow the release of new data that shows access is not keeping up with innovation when it comes to biomarker testing.
Executive Order on Pre-Existing Condition Protections Unlikely to Help Cancer Patients and Survivors
As part of a broader health care package the administration issued an executive order today to preserve health coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions should the Supreme Court invalidate the Affordable Care Act (ACA).