Sixty patients and consumers from across the country, each with their own personal health care story, gathered on Capitol Hill today to urge their senators to preserve quality health care access and coverage for millions of Americans.
Increased Access to Medicaid Press Releases
Washington, D.C., June 22, 2017—Based on a preliminary read of the Senate health bill released today, the proposed legislation appears to significantly weaken the ability of millions of cancer patients, survivors and those at risk for the disease to find and afford adequate, meaningful health car
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is launching new print and digital ads today highlighting the real risks to cancer patients and survivors posed by pending health care legislation.
ACS CAN Urges Governors to Voice Concerns About Impact of AHCA on State Cancer Burden Ahead of Discussions with Senate Leadership
Washington, D.C., June 5, 2017— Proposed changes to the health care law in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) could reverse progress in the cancer fight and shift the economic burden for health care coverage to the states.
Proposed NIH Budget Cuts Could Devastate Medical Innovation and Cripple Critical Cancer Research and Prevention Efforts
The president’s proposed 2018 budget, would decrease the National Institutes of Health budget by 21 percent, decrease the National Cancer Institute budget by 25 percent, cut the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s chronic disease program by nearly 20 percent and reduce Medicaid funding by more than $600 billion.
The new poll also shows that Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of the Legislature’s bill to expand KanCare is unpopular among both Republicans and Democrats.
Patients, Doctors, Leading Patient Advocacy Groups Express Concerns about Proposed Legislation that Would Eliminate Health Care for Millions of Americans
Patients, doctors and several of the nation’s leading organizations that advocate for better health care for chronic disease patients joined today to express significant concerns about the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which is currently being debated in the U.S. House of Representatives.
CBO Score Projects 14 million Americans Will Lose Health Coverage in 2018 Under House-Proposed Health Care Law
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that under the House-proposed American Health Care Act the number of uninsured will increase by 14 million in 2018, 21 million by 2020 and then 24 million by 2026 relative to current law.
Washington, D.C., March 7, 2016—The legislation released by the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees, while preserving some patient protections, will have the net effect of shifting health insurance costs to low and middle-income patients, significantly reduce the standards of
Cancer Patients and Survivors Need Immediate Health Care Replacement Plan if Affordable Care Act Repealed
Today the House took the first step in repealing the Affordable Care Act, following Senate action earlier this week. As the process moves ahead, we urge lawmakers to craft a replacement plan that is immediately available and provides equal or better coverage for cancer patients and survivors.