American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Reaction to Medicaid Lawsuit filing
Today, a lawsuit was filed in Cole County to force the state to implement Medicaid expansion.
Today, a lawsuit was filed in Cole County to force the state to implement Medicaid expansion. Please see the following statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Missouri Government Relations Director Emily Kalmer.
"Access to health insurance is key in the fight against cancer. These plaintiffs are just three of the hundreds of thousands of Missourians who need the state to move forward with the coverage voters approved. Each day of delay means a later diagnosis, later treatment, and greater likelihood that Missourians will die of cancer.”
About ACS CAN at 20
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) makes cancer a top priority for policymakers at every level of government. ACS CAN empowers volunteers across the country to make their voices heard to influence evidence-based public policy change that saves lives. We believe everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer. Since 2001, as the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN has successfully advocated for billions of dollars in cancer research funding, expanded access to quality affordable health care, and made workplaces, including restaurants and bars, smoke-free. As we mark our 20th anniversary, we’re more determined than ever to stand together with our volunteers and save more lives from cancer. Join the fight by visiting www.fightcancer.org.