Access to Health Care Press Releases

August 26, 2009

Statement by John R. Seffrin, PhD, CEO of the American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network on the death of United States Senator Edward M. Kennedy

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- August 26, 2009 -- “We are truly saddened by the passing of a giant in the area of health care policy -- our friend, U.S. Senator and recipient of the American Cancer Society’s highest award, Medal of Honor and the National Distinguished Advocacy Award, Edward “Ted” Kennedy.

June 17, 2009

HELP Committee Markup A Critical Step Toward Comprehensive Health Care Reform This Year

The health care reform legislation that the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee began to review today would extend access to quality care to all Americans by guaranteeing issue of plans to all applicants, eliminating discrimination based on health status or history, capping out-of-pocket costs that patients pay and placing greater emphasis on disease prevention critical components that will benefit families affected by cancer.