The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is launching a new print and digital ad campaign today emphasizing the dangerous impact that proposed changes to Medicare Part D’s six protected classes could have on patients’ access to affordable drug therapies.
Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to petition to intervene in a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that could determine the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
“This session, we will be focusing our energy on increasing support of cancer screening and access to other lifesaving healthcare programs, maintaining funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs, and decreasing demand for tobacco products including e-cigarettes," said David W. Benson, ACS CAN government relations director.
The ruling by a U.S. District Court judge in Texas that the Affordable Care Act is invalid because Congress eliminated the individual mandate penalty in last year’s tax reform bill.
The ruling, which could eliminate critical protections for people with pre-existing conditions and minimum insurance standards known as essential health benefits, is expected to be appealed.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is troubled by reports that the administration is not enforcing a requirement that health plans provide accurate information in Medicare provider directories.
Governor David Ige has issued a proclamation declaring December 3-7 as Cancer Screen Week in Hawaii. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) worked with lawmakers to pass a resolution during the 2018 legislative session declaring the first week in December as Cancer Screen Week in partnership with Genentech, the American Cancer Society (ACS), Stand Up to Cancer and Rally Health. T
Results from a new nationwide poll released today show nearly seven in ten voters (68 percent) across party affiliations say people with pre-existing health conditions should have access to health coverage without paying more because of their health status and 80 percent agree that simply having health insurance isn’t enough.
Cancer Patients in Medicare Could Face Cost and Care Barriers Under Proposal to Alter ‘Six Protected Classes’
The Department of Health and Human Services announced proposed changes to the Medicare Part C and D regulations today that if finalized could dramatically impact access to affordable medication and quality care for cancer patients on the program. The administration is proposing to alter rules around Medicare Part D’s “Six Protected Classes.” The proposals could have cost, care and safety implications.
SALT LAKE CITY – Nov. 5, 2018 – Nearly 11,000 Utahns will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Cancer remains a critical health problem and almost everyone is at risk for developing cancer, but the burden of cancer is not equal.
Patient and Consumer Groups Urge Federal Court to Issue Preliminary Injunction Against Short-Term Insurance Rule
A District Court judge is expected to hear oral arguments in Washington, D.C., from groups challenging a rule implementing changes to short-term insurance plans. The hearing will allow plaintiffs to explain the devastating impact patients could face if bare-bones plans are permitted to be sold for up to 36 months.