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.
Reducing Health Disparities Press Releases
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.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing today—the eleventh anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law—on several bills aimed at strengthening the ACA. The bills include funding for outreach and enrollment efforts, money for more navigators to help people find and select coverage, limiting access to short-term limited duration health plans, and bills to reduce premiums and encourage Medicaid expansion, among others.
New legislation introduced Tuesday would make permanent a change in Medicaid coverage for cessation services implemented in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A bill re-introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday aims to improve access to new and innovative cancer screenings among Medicare beneficiaries in order to increase early detection of more cancers for more Americans.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Reacts to Proposed Flavored Tobacco Legislation by D.C. Council
WASHINGTON, D.C – Yesterday, Councilmember Mary Cheh today was joined by eight councilmembers in reintroducing the Flavored Electronic Smoking Device Prohibition Amendment Act of 2021.
Federal Action Approving Wave of Applications to Weaken Medicaid Programs Amid Pandemic and Recession Will Prove Deadly
The approval of Tennessee’s Medicaid 1115 Research and Demonstration waiver by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today is the latest in a wave of approvals in the last few months of waivers that all weaken the state programs.
Senate Passes Bill to Honor Henrietta Lacks’ Legacy by Increasing Access to Clinical Trials and Reducing Health Disparities
The U.S. Senate passed legislation tonight aimed at improving access to clinical trials for communities of color and decreasing health disparities.