COLUMBIA, SC — August 21, 2020 — Alongside shining a bright light on growing health inequities, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it increasingly difficult for cancer patients and survivors to receive the care they need and has led to delays in preventive screenings, diagnostic test
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Jefferson City, MO — Missourians approval of Amendment 2 will improve health outcomes and reduce cancer disparities for 230,000 citizens who will gain access to health insurance coverage through the state’s Medicaid program.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Three pieces of legislation that reduce Minnesota’s cancer burden go into effect August 1st.
ACS CAN: Efforts to Reduce Drug Prices Must Balance Affordability with Access to Innovation and Safety
Today President Trump signed executive orders on pharmaceutical rebates, prescription drug importation and an International Pricing Index (IPI) or “Most Favored Nation” Model. The following is a response to the executive orders from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
RALEIGH, NC – July 1, 2020 – Today, Gov. Cooper signed SB 361 into law officially enacting step therapy reform in the state. His signatures makes North Carolina the latest state alongside 20 others that have passed legislation to rehabiliate the “fail first” therapy process.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is encouraged to see the Illinois legislature pass and Gov. J.B. Pritzker sign legislation to allow Illinois Medicaid recipients access to possible life-saving clinical trials.
Today the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on a legislative package containing provisions aimed at improving access to affordable health care, including for those with serious pre-existing conditions like cancer.
ACS CAN Submits Testimony on Policies to Reduce Health Disparities in Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis and Care
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) submitted testimony today to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the topic of racial and ethnic disparities in the health care system that often result in an unequal cancer burden. The hearing is focused on disparities in the overall health care system, as well as those around COVID-19.
Today 29 patient and consumer groups representing millions of people nationwide with pre-existing health conditions issued the following statement in response to administration’s final rule. The rule, finalized Friday, attempts to undermine Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act by removing explicit protections against discrimination of patients by providers and institutions.