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Legislative Action Needed to Reduce the Burden of Cancer on Granite Staters
New Hampshire Lawmakers Must Commit to Reauthorizing Medicaid Expansion in 2023
CONCORD – To mark the kickoff of New Hampshire’s 2023 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges legislators to prioritize passing legislation to ease the burden of cancer on Granite Staters.
“In 2023, an estimated 8,080 Granite Staters will be diagnosed with cancer. We must protect health insurance coverage to ensure our citizens get the care they need. This is New Hampshire lawmakers’ opportunity to stand up for working families who deserve stable access to health care coverage,” said Mike Rollo, New Hampshire director of government relations for ACS CAN.
“Some of the most critical cancer decisions are not made in the doctor’s office, but instead they are made in the Statehouse. The leadership of lawmakers is vital to defeating this disease. ACS CAN looks forward to working with them to advocate for policies, laws and regulations that will reduce the burden of cancer in New Hampshire and on the people living in their districts,” continued Rollo.
Research shows that access to cancer screenings like mammograms, Pap tests, and colonoscopies improve the likelihood of detecting cancer at an earlier stage when it is more treatable.
As part of their ongoing commitment to protecting affordable access to medical care, ACS CAN is also purchasing advertising that highlights New Hampshire’s need to expand Medicaid, especially as it relates to cancer care. The central message of the ad: “Where you live should not determine if you live” and includes a link to the ACS CAN New Hampshire state landing page/petition for Medicaid expansion.
About ACS CAN
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 improves the lives of people with cancer and their families. 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 advanced proven tobacco control measures. We’re more determined than ever to stand together with our volunteers to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. Join the fight by visiting www.fightcancer.org.