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Cancer Prevention Press Releases

September 10, 2018

State Legislative Candidates Go on the Record About Health Care at Health Votes Montana Candidate Forums

Many stakeholders are involved in the health care debate, and often the concerns of patients, consumers and their family caregivers can be underrepresented. Health Votes Montana is a series of six nonpartisan state candidate legislative forums focused on addressing these key issues around cancer and aging, disease prevention and access to quality, affordable health coverage. Health Votes Montana is sponsored by ACS CAN, AARP Montana and the Montana Primary Care Association.

August 9, 2018

New Report Shows State Lawmakers Can Do More to Prevent and Reduce Cancer

State lawmakers across the country are missing important opportunities to pass and implement proven legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality grades states on the strength of evidence-based policies that help to prevent cancer, which kills roughly 1,670 people a day nationwide, forces patients to pay nearly $4 billion in out-of-pocket expenses every year and in 2015 cost the country more than $80 billion in direct medical expenditures. 

June 14, 2018

Patient Groups: Uphold Health Care Law As Congress Intended

Patient groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae or friend of the court brief in the U.S. District Court case, Texas v. United States, citing the devastating impact patients would face should the court side with plaintiffs and move to invalidate the Affordable Care Act.