TOPEKA, Kan. – Last week, the Kansas State Legislature completed another session and left the critical issue of Medicaid expansion unresolved, despite bipartisan support from state voters to do so. State legislators are going on an 8-month break at the same time the state is res
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TOPEKA, Kan. – A recent poll by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows strong support among Kansas registered voters for increasing and protecting access to affordable health coverage, including 72% in favor of expanding KanCare, the state’s Medicaid pr
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly vetoed Senate Bill 199, which would have increased Kansans’ exposure to inadequate, high-risk health plans that can skirt patient protections required by federal law, such as coverage for pre-existing conditions. This veto is a repeat of the same legislation she vetoed in 2021 (SB 29).
Cancer Advocates Urge Gov. Kelly to Veto Legislation that Leaves Patients Vulnerable to Inadequate Health Plans, Higher Expenses
The Kansas Senate passed Senate Bill 199, which would expand access to inadequate health plans that can avoid patient protections required by federal law.
Cancer patients, survivors and advocates from across the state gathered at the State Capitol on Wednesday to press lawmakers to address several critical issues affecting access to health care for tens of thousands of Kansans, particularly those in need of cancer screening and treatment. The meetings were part of Kansas Cancer Action Day, an annual event organized by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) to make fighting cancer a legislative prioritity.
Topeka, Kan. – Today, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly vetoed Senate Bill 29, which would have exposed more Kansans to inadequate health plans that can avoid patient protections required by federal law.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host We CAN Make an Impact on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The community forum will feature leaders in business, research and patient advocacy discussing the unique challenges of accessing cancer clinical trials in Kansas and Missouri.
ACS CAN Profiles Kansas Voices of those Impacted by Medicaid Program through Launch of Digital Storybook
Today, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network launched a collection of digital stories from individuals, families and health care professionals as part of its Medicaid Covers US project. The stories feature people directly impacted by Medicaid across several states including Kansas, as they work to take care of themselves, their families and their communities.
Today, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will premiere a new documentary titled “Critical Condition: Stories of Health in the Heartland” at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park. The short film follows the stories of individuals, families and health care professionals across Kansas as they strive to take care of themselves, their families and their communities.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – April 17, 2019 – On Tuesday, April 23, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host its first premiere of a short documentary film on Medicaid featuring individuals, families and health professionals across Kansas.