The administration released its FY21 budget today which contains significant cuts to health care programs. If implemented, the cuts could leave millions more Americans uninsured and unable to access comprehensive health coverage and stall medical research essential to preventing, detecting and treating cancer.
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The House of Representatives cast a vote of disapproval of guidance that would fundamentally alter the Medicaid program.
Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced guidance that would fundamentally alter the Medicaid program.
Patient Groups Disappointed by Ongoing Uncertainty in Wake of Supreme Court’s Decision Not to Expedite Health Care Case
Patient and health advocacy groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions are disappointed over the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today not to immediately take up the case of Texas v. United States.
Patient and health advocacy groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae or friend of the court brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to immediately take up the case of Texas v. United States. The case is the latest court challenge to the health care law known as the Affordable Care Act.
U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Individual Mandate; Directs Lower Court to Reconsider Broader Health Care Law
Seventeen of the nation’s leading patient advocacy groups are remaining steadfast in their commitment to protecting patients throughout the next phase of legal proceedings involving the health care law known as the Affordable Care Act.
Some recent and current cancer patients are making changes to their cancer treatment due to the coverage and cost of prescription drugs and surprise medical bills, according to new survey results from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
Today the U.S. Senate will vote on a resolution under the Congressional Review Act that would stop Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of the Treasury guidance allowing individuals to use federal tax subsidies to purchase health insurance that does not meet coverage standards under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
District Court Ruling Upholding Short-Term Health Insurance Rule Could Make Comprehensive Coverage Unaffordable; Leave Many Uncovered
Patient groups representing millions of Americans with serious health conditions are voicing concern about access to affordable, comprehensive health coverage after U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon upheld an administration rule expanding access to short-term limited-duration (STLD) health plans.
Today the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will mark-up a series of bills aimed at reducing patient out-of-pocket costs and preserving access to health care. Specifically, the committee will consider a measure that would exempt patients from having to pay surprise medical bills in most circumstances.