LANSING, MICH. – After two years of virtual Cancer Action Days due to the pandemic, cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the Capitol in Lansing yesterday to meet in person with their elected officials.
House of Representatives to Address Access to Oral Anti-Cancer Medication
Today, House Republicans held a press conference to announce the Michigan House Healthcare Reform Plan
Lansing, MI – Today, House Republicans held a press conference to announce the Michigan House Healthcare Reform Plan. Andrew Schepers, director of government relations in Michigan for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction.
“As an organization dedicated to reducing suffering and death from cancer, ACS CAN was pleased to hear House Speaker Jason Wentworth alongside Reps. Julie Calley, Bronna Kahle, Abdullah Hammoud, Daire Rendon, and others announce that they are looking to address oral chemotherapy fairness in their Michigan House Healthcare Reform Plan.
“ACS CAN applauds the House of Representatives for taking steps to ensure that cancer patients can get access to their needed treatments. Oral Anti-Cancer Medication Fairness legislation has been included as a part of the larger overall Michigan House Healthcare Reform Plan. This legislation was initially introduced 15 years ago and this step signals the House’s awareness of the need to get this passed for Michiganders fighting cancer.
“ACS CAN stand ready to work with the House, Senate and the administration to get this bill passed and signed into law as quickly as possible.”
About ACS CAN
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is making cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state and local levels. ACS CAN empowers advocates across the country to make their voices heard and influence evidence-based public policy change as well as legislative and regulatory solutions that will reduce the cancer burden. As the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN is critical to the fight for a world without cancer. For more information, visit www.fightcancer.org.