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July 28, 2011

ACS CAN Joins Comments to Strengthen Regulation on External Appeals

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has joined 14 other patient and consumer groups and individuals in filing comments on the administration’s amendment to the interim final rule regarding the rights of patients to appeal denials of claims under the Affordable Care Act.

June 16, 2011

Nation 's First Comprehensive Prevention Strategy Critical to Reducing the Toll of Cancer

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other departments today released the first-ever National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy. Developed by the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council, which was formed under the Affordable Care Act, this comprehensive strategy will focus on coordinating prevention, wellness and health promotion efforts within the federal government and in communities around the nation.