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.
Coronavirus Press Releases
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.
Lawmakers Could Generate $425 Million in Annual Revenue by Including Raised Tobacco Taxes in COVID-19 Response
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.
House Stimulus Package Would Expand Access to Health Coverage, Provide Relief for Nonprofits that Serve Patients
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.
Washington, DC — The nation’s nonprofits are on the frontlines in our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, working tirelessly to serve the people who need our services despite facing challenging circumstances within our own organizations.
According to media reports, the administration has indicated it will not create a special enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, to allow uninsured Americans to enroll in health coverage in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.