Reducing Health Disparities Press Releases

July 15, 2021

Bill Introduced in US House of Representatives Extends Medicaid Coverage in US Territories

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). 

May 3, 2021

New Yorkers Launch A Virtual Week of Action

ACS CAN has launched a NYC Week of Action. It was kicked off by delivering letters to Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Johnson askng for support for tobacco control programs as well as well as early detection and prevention.

April 9, 2021

President’s FY 22 Budget Prioritizes Biomedical Research

Today the Biden administration released preliminary details on its FY 2022 discretionary budget, including $6.5 billion to create a new department within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) dedicated to accelerating the pace of biomedical research for rare and difficult to treat diseases.