TOPEKA, Kan. – April 5, 2019 – Today, the Kansas House of Representatives approved a bill to allow for the sale of inadequate health products like Association Health Plans and plans proposed by the Kansas Farm Bureau.
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TOPEKA, Kan. – March 20, 2019 – Today, the Kansas House of Representatives approved a bill to allow for more residents to qualify for KanCare coverage.
Today, more than 100 middle and high school students from across the state gathered in Topeka to ask lawmakers to prevent youth tobacco use. The event recognized Kick Butts Day – a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco.
Approximately 60 cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state gathered in Topeka today to urge lawmakers to improve Kansans’ access to health care coverage and confront youth smoking rates.
TOPEKA, Kan. – Sept. 27, 2018 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host its third-annual Kansas Cancer Policy Forum for community members about the unique challenges of accessing cancer treatment in rural Kansas on Thursday, Oct. 4.
Kansas gets mixed reviews when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to reduce cancer incidence and death from tobacco use, according to the latest edition of “How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.” The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released the report today.
Cancer survivors, health care providers and representatives from advocacy groups joined Gov. Jeff Colyer today at a signing ceremony for a bill to improve patient quality of life.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer Courtney Hurtig, of Overland Park, joined more than 100 other cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, physicians and researchers in Washington, D.C., this week to urge lawmakers to make fighting cancer a top national priority. These advocates united as part of the 19th annual One Voice Against Cancer lobby day to request cancer research funding at the National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health.
Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rejected Kansas’ proposal to implement lifetime limits on Medicaid enrollment. Hilary Gee, Kansas government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement in response:
Today, the Kansas Legislature passed a bill to improve quality of life for patients with serious, long-term illnesses through expanded access to palliative care. Hilary Gee, Kansas government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released the following statement in response: