Gov. Parson Should Continue to Honor His Commitment to the Will of Missouri Voters
Earlier this year, during his state of the state address, Gov. Parson committed to upholding the will of Missouri voters by funding Medicaid expansion.
Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Emily Kalmer
Jefferson City, MO - "Earlier this year, during his state of the state address, Gov. Parson committed to upholding the will of Missouri voters by funding Medicaid expansion. The legislature has ignored the governor's budget recommendations and has failed to include specific funding for expansion. Cancer patients cannot wait for legal battles to access the life-saving coverage that Medicaid expansion provides. ACS CAN is calling on the governor to lead our state and expansion forward. This year alone, 37,390 will hear the words "you have cancer" and 12,960 Missourians will pass away from cancer. None of them should suffer a day without the healthcare that over 670,000 Missourians voted into the Missouri Constitution."
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.