The U.S. Senate is reported to be considering a “skinny” health care repeal bill that according to earlier Congressional Budget Office estimates of similar repeal could cause 15 million Americans to lose their insurance coverage over the next ten years
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ACS CAN's State Lead Ambassador, Amber Stevens, and AARP volunteer, Bobby Savoie, explain why affordable health insurance is still needed for our Louisiana residents.
A new report shows that while opportunities for coverage have improved, cancer patients still struggle with significant financial challenges in affording their treatment despite substantial reductions in out-of-pocket costs and patient protections under current law.
15 national patient advocacy organizations urge Congress to oppose the ACA repeal and take a bipartisan approach to reform
Any attempt to repeal the ACA without replacing it with equal or better coverage will leave our health care system in shambles. If the existing law is abolished, 32 million Americans could lose their insurance coverage in the next decade. This approach is completely unacceptable for the patients we represent.
New Poll Shows Overwhelming Opposition to Medicaid Cuts and Premium Increases for Older, Sicker Americans
A new nationwide survey finds eight in 10 (81 percent) Americans would oppose a health care bill if it includes deep cuts to Medicaid and 71 percent oppose moving the program to a lump sum or per-capita payment structure
Washington, D.C., June 22, 2017—Based on a preliminary read of the Senate health bill released today, the proposed legislation appears to significantly weaken the ability of millions of cancer patients, survivors and those at risk for the disease to find and afford adequate, meaningful health car
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is launching new print and digital ads today highlighting the real risks to cancer patients and survivors posed by pending health care legislation.
ACS CAN Urges Governors to Voice Concerns About Impact of AHCA on State Cancer Burden Ahead of Discussions with Senate Leadership
Washington, D.C., June 5, 2017— Proposed changes to the health care law in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) could reverse progress in the cancer fight and shift the economic burden for health care coverage to the states.
New CBO Score Projects 14 Million Americans Will Lose Health Coverage in 2018 Under House-Passed Health Care Bill
Today the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued its updated assessment of the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) – estimating the number of Americans who would likely lose health insurance as compared to current law, as well as the possible cost changes for those who maintain coverage.