Congress is poised to pass a funding bill this week that includes a $2.6 billion increase for medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The measure, agreed upon by both House and Senate conference committee members, also provides $296 million increase for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Increased Access to Medicaid Press Releases
ACS CAN Profiles Kansas Voices of those Impacted by Medicaid Program through Launch of Digital Storybook
Today, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network launched a collection of digital stories from individuals, families and health care professionals as part of its Medicaid Covers US project. The stories feature people directly impacted by Medicaid across several states including Kansas, as they work to take care of themselves, their families and their communities.
Today, the Wisconsin Legislature voted to remove Medicaid expansion funding from the state budget. In response, Sara Sahli, Wisconsin government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement:
Today, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will premiere a new documentary titled “Critical Condition: Stories of Health in the Heartland” at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park. The short film follows the stories of individuals, families and health care professionals across Kansas as they strive to take care of themselves, their families and their communities.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – April 17, 2019 – On Tuesday, April 23, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host its first premiere of a short documentary film on Medicaid featuring individuals, families and health professionals across Kansas.
Alabama’s High Smoking Rates, including E-Cigarettes, and Other Tobacco-Related Concerns Discussed at Tobacco Advocacy Panel
The Tobacco Advocacy Panel: A Call for Action was held at the RSA Plaza Terrance in Montgomery to discuss the recent spike in tobacco use driven largely by the increased use of e-cigarettes among Alabama’s youth and the evidenced-based policies needed to reverse this trend.
Frankfort, KY.–March 27, 2019–Today, a federal judge ruled against Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky. Kristy Young, director of government relations in Kentucky for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction.
TOPEKA, Kan. – March 20, 2019 – Today, the Kansas House of Representatives approved a bill to allow for more residents to qualify for KanCare coverage.
Today, Gov. Tony Evers released his budget plan, which included funding for tobacco prevention and the state’s Well Woman program for breast and cervical cancer screenings, as well as a tax on e-cigarettes. He also announced his commitment to increasing access to Wisconsin’s Medicaid program. In response, Sara Sahli, Wisconsin government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement:
Today lawmakers in Utah passed a bill to reverse the will of Utah voters and undermine access to effective cancer prevention and treatment. The bill, now headed to Governor Gary Herbert’s desk, would delay the start date of Medicaid expansion in Utah, lower the income threshold for eligibility and add administrative barriers that would restrict access to the program.