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).
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.
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.
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.
Patients with Serious Illnesses Will Face Greater Barriers to Health Care Under Proposed Administration Guidance
The administration released guidance today to give states expanded authority to offer less comprehensive plans to individuals who purchase their health insurance coverage through the individual market.
Gov. Ralph Northam Receives National Distinguished Advocacy Award for Championing Lifesaving Cancer Public Policy
Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in recognition of his dedication to protect children and workers from the dangers of secondhand smoke and expanding access to healthcare.
New Health Disparities Chartbook Illustrates Inequities in Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Survivorship
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released a publication today to illustrate health disparities across the cancer continuum and discuss public policy strategies to address those disparities. Cancer Disparities: A Chartbook illustrates the scope of cancer disparities that exist in the United States.
Today the U.S. Senate rejected a resolution under the Congressional Review Act that would have prevented the extension and expansion of short-term limited duration health insurance plans (STLD) as allowed under a new rule from the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Treasury.
Virginia State Senator Emmett Hanger Receives National Distinguished Advocacy Award for Championing Lifesaving Cancer Public Policy
Virginia State Sen. Hanger received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in recognition of his dedication to expand access to health care.