Increased Access to Medicaid Press Releases
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Sept. 19, 2017— Today, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) sent a letter to Gov. Jim Justice, calling on him to oppose a new proposal to repeal and replace the current health care law offered by Sens.
A majority of states are missing critical opportunities to pass and implement legislative solutions proven to prevent and fight cancer, according to the 15th annual How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.
Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017—Today the U.S.
Any attempt to repeal the ACA without replacing it with equal or better coverage will leave our health care system in shambles. If the existing law is abolished, 32 million Americans could lose their insurance coverage in the next decade. This approach is completely unacceptable for the patients we represent.
A new nationwide survey finds eight in 10 (81 percent) Americans would oppose a health care bill if it includes deep cuts to Medicaid and 71 percent oppose moving the program to a lump sum or per-capita payment structure
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.
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.
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.
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.