Today U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor issued a ruling that may lead Affordable Care Act-compliant health plans to deny coverage for or reinstate cost-sharing for certain preventive health services.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Press Releases
Today, the New Jersey legislature passed the state’s operating budget. Included in that budget was an increase of $1.5 million in funding for the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) program for a total of $5 million.
LANSING, MICH. – After two years of virtual Cancer Action Days due to the pandemic, cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the Capitol in Lansing yesterday to meet in person with their elected officials.
Cancer patients, survivors and advocates from across the state gathered at the State Capitol on Wednesday to press lawmakers to address several critical issues affecting access to health care for tens of thousands of Kansans, particularly those in need of cancer screening and treatment. The meetings were part of Kansas Cancer Action Day, an annual event organized by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) to make fighting cancer a legislative prioritity.
Arizona Cancer Advocates Rally at Capitol for Increased Access to Innovative Testing and Lifesaving Treatments
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers from across Arizona rallied at the State Capitol Monday to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that would ensure biomarker testing is covered by more insurance plans, including Medicaid, when patients need it. Biomarker testing is critical in accessing precision medicine, including targeted therapies that can lead to improved survivorship and better quality of life for cancer patients.
Florida Legislature Maintains Status Quo for Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, Falling Short of Funding Needed to Meet High Demand
TALLAHASSEE, FL – March 11, 2022 – The Florida House and Senate finalized the 2022 budget late yesterday, including failing to fully fund the state’s Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection program.
FY22 Omnibus Offers Important Increases to NIH and NCI; Misses Mark on Cancer Prevention Funding and Access to Health Coverage
Tonight the House is considering a long-overdue FY2022 funding bill that addresses critical aspects of cancer research, prevention and access to care.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. – After the pandemic impacted two years of Cancer Action Days, cancer advocates, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the Capitol in Jefferson City yesterday to meet in person with their elected officials.
ACS CAN Urges Lawmakers to Further Financial Commitment in Light of Florida’s Rising Cancer Cases and Long-Lasting Pandemic Impacts
TALLAHASSEE, FL – March 2, 2022 – Today, the Florida House and Senate continued to consolidate their priorities during the 2022 budget conference, including dedicating a total $100 million toward cancer research.