Access to Health Care Press Releases
A bill introduced in the Senate this week aims to improve future equitable access to new and innovative cancer screenings among Medicare beneficiaries in order to increase early detection of more cancers for more individuals.
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit approved an agreement by the parties on a stay of the remedy in the case of Braidwood v. Becerra, pausing the effect of the lower court’s ruling that threatens access to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended preventive services without cost sharing as required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The agreement provides that the government will not take any action to enforce the ACA provision against the plaintiffs while the litigation proceeds.
Today, lawmakers voted to reauthorize Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire, ensuring thousands of Granite Staters have access to the affordable healthcare they need. The vote is particularly poignant for the dozens of cancer patients and survivors who lobbied for passage of this legislation as June marks Cancer Survivors Month.
Tonight, the Senate passed a debt ceiling deal (HR 3746) by a 63-36 vote and it now heads to the President for his signature.
Earlier this evening, the Rhode Island Senate voted in unanimous support of Senate Bill S799. This legislation would ensure Rhode Islanders receive the total value of prescription drug assistance available to them, improving affordable access to care for many with prescription drug needs
President Joe Biden and U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced a deal Saturday ahead of the looming debt ceiling deadline.
Rep. Susan Manchester reintroduced legislation that passed the House unanimously during the last session.
Leading patient groups representing millions of patients with chronic diseases and acute conditions are applauding the ruling today out of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit staying the U.S District Court’s remedy in Braidwood Management v. Becerra, a case which threatens coverage of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended preventive services without cost sharing as required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer are increasingly in short supply and have returned to the list of top-five drug classes affected by shortage.
Senator Mike Crapo was named a recipient of the “Fighting to End Cancer Award” during a virtual ceremony, Wednesday. The award was presented to Sen. Crapo on behalf of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and several other cancer-fighting organizations in Idaho.