Daschle Nomination Furthers Momentum to Fix Broken Health Care System

November 19, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- November 19, 2008 -- Senator Tom Daschle has worked throughout his career to improve access to quality health care for all Americans, and has been a consistent supporter of increased federal funding for cancer research and other policies that advance the fight against cancer.  We look forward to working with Senator Daschle to transform the broken health care system from one focused primarily on acute care to one that makes disease prevention and early detection a higher priority.  Meaningful health care reform must emphasize the continuum of care that spans from prevention and early detection through survivorship and end-of-life care, and ensures that everyone has access to health insurance that is adequate, affordable, available and administratively simple.

ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.  ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to fight cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard. For more information, visit

Alissa Havens
Phone: (202) 661-5772
E-mail: [email protected]

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