Access to Health Care Press Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- February 25, 2009 -- “President Obama could not have been more explicit in making cancer and health care top priorities for his administration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- February 24, 2009 -- Cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones are calling on the President to continue to make access to quality health care and prevention a top national priority following recent passage of the stimulus bill.
Cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers across the country are meeting with members of Congress and holding public events this week to call for swift early action on three top advocacy priorities for the cancer community: FDA regulation of tobacco products, comprehensive health care reform and medical research funding.
Statement of Daniel E. Smith, president, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)
Cancer patients can face severe challenges in paying for life-saving care running up large debts, filing for personal bankruptcy and even delaying or forgoing potentially life-saving treatment even when they have Access to Health Care, according to a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the American Cancer Society.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- January 23, 2009 -- The economic stimulus package this week was passed out of the House Appropriations, Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- January 9, 2009 -- Congressional leaders would improve access to quality health care for millions of uninsured children and lower smoking rates by expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) with an increase in the federal cigarette tax.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- January 8, 2009 -- Six organizations representing consumers, physicians, insurers, patients and pharmaceutical research companies are banding together to launch a new multi-million dollar national television advertising buy.
Senator Tom Daschle has worked throughout his career to improve access to quality health care for all Americans, and has been a consistent supporter of increased federal funding for cancer research and other policies that advance the fight against cancer.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- October 14, 2008 -- Voters wanting to know where presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama stand on cancer related issues can now find out in a voter guide issued by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).