Coronavirus Press Releases
Today, the U.S. Senate voted on legislation aimed at addressing some of the issues stemming from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A statement from the leading coalition of the nation’s nonprofits follows:
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.
LANSING, MI – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the steadfast commitment of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers.
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.
ATLANTA, GA – June 9, 2020 – As lawmakers look to address both the budget deficit from earlier in the legislative session and the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to significantly increase Georgia’s low tobacco taxes and the crucial part it can play in th
Cancer patients and survivors are finding it increasingly challenging to get necessary health care as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Many are experiencing financial stress and mental health issues as they try to navigate the difficult health and economic environment.
Los pacientes y sobrevivientes de cáncer tienen cada vez más dificultad para obtener la atención médica que necesitan durante la pandemia del COVID-19. Muchos están experimentando estrés financiero y problemas de salud mental mientras le hacen frente a un difícil ambiente económico y de salud.
Today the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Heroes Act, a package of legislative proposals aimed at addressing numerous pandemic-related health, research and economic relief needs. Included in the bill are several provisions that would make it easier for Americans to maintain or gain health insurance coverage.
More than 50 cancer groups are calling on Congress and the administration to take action to help cancer patients gain, maintain and afford health coverage during the ongoing pandemic.
Cancer patients and those who’ve recently completed treatment are finding it challenging to get necessary health care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and many are experiencing financial stress trying to afford care in an increasingly difficult economic environment.