The Missouri Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit to force the state to implement Medicaid expansion. The following is a statement from Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
Increased Access to Medicaid Press Releases
U.S. Reps. Darren Soto (D-FL) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation that will be considered by the House Energy and Commerce Committee today to extend funding for Medicaid in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The legislation is supported by House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA).
Jefferson City, MO - June 23, 2021 -“Today, the Cole County circuit court ruled against the plaintiffs in the lawsuit that would force the state to implement expanded eligibility for Medicaid.
As Texas Leads the Nation in Uninsured Americans, Lawmakers Pave Path for Inadequate Health Plans That Would Block Access for Texans with Chronic Illness
AUSTIN, TX – June 22, 2021 – With the deadline to sign passing, Gov.
Patient Groups Praise Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Health Care Law, Preserving Critical Patient Protections
The nation’s leading patient advocacy groups are praising the U.S. Supreme Court ruling today upholding the health care law known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Court ruled the plaintiff states and taxpayers did not have standing to bring the suit.
President’s FY 22 Budget Focuses on Health Issues; Boosts Biomedical Research, Makes Permanent Increased Health Coverage Subsidies
The Biden administration released its budget for FY 22 late last week. Included in the budget is an additional $9 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including $6.5 for the creation of a new department within the NIH called the Advanced Research Project Agency on Health (ARPA-H).
A new study from the American Cancer Society released by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) shows the lifesaving impact increasing access to Medicaid has on cancer survivorship.
Today, a lawsuit was filed in Cole County to force the state to implement Medicaid expansion. Please see the following statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Missouri Government Relations Director Emily Kalmer.
North Dakota Legislature Passes Biennium Budget to Prioritize Tobacco Control, Cancer Prevention and Access to Care
BISMARCK—The North Dakota Legislature adjourned last night and passed its 2021-2023 biennium budget, which includes funding for critical cancer screening programs and tobacco prevention and cessation efforts. They also reauthorized Medicaid expansion funding for another two years.