ACS CAN has sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Leadership opposing a provision in the tax bill that would eliminate the mandate that Americans purchase health insurance coverage.
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The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) sent a letter to House leadership and committee chairs asking that they reconsider provisions of their tax proposal that could harm cancer patients. Specifically, ACS CAN opposes eliminating the medical expense deduction and ending tax credits for developing so-called “orphan drugs”.
Public Health and Medical Groups Support U.S. Senate and House Bills to Raise Tobacco Age to 21 Nationwide
ACS CAN and four leading public health organizations support the legislation introduced this week that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 nationwide.
Bipartisan legislation (H.R. 4122/S. 2006) introduced this week in Congress aims to provide women and doctors with clear information on breast density and its potential to mask the presence of breast cancer.
Bipartisan Health Care Deal Could Preserve Health Insurance for Millions of Cancer Patients and Survivors
Early this morning Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) made public the details of a bipartisan deal to stabilize the individual insurance market.
The administration announced yesterday evening it will immediately end funding for cost sharing reductions (CSRs) that help low- and middle-income families afford their health coverage. The announcement follows an executive order issued earlier in the day encouraging the creation of association health plans and signaling a change in the rules governing the length and renewability of short-term catastrophic insurance plans.
Health Care Changes Could Leave Millions of Cancer Patients and Survivors Unable to Access Meaningful Coverage
Today’s executive order jeopardizes the ability of millions of cancer patients, survivors and those at risk for the disease from being able to access or afford meaningful health insurance. Exempting an entire set of health plans from covering essential health benefits like prescription drugs or specialty care and allowing expansion and renewability of bare-bones short-term plans will split the insurance market.
Tobacco Companies Must Finally Tell Public the Truth about Their Lethal Products – 11 Years After a Court Ordered It
More than 11 years after a federal court first ordered them to do so, the major U.S. tobacco companies must begin publishing “corrective statement” advertisements next month telling the American people the truth about their deadly and addictive products, if the court accepts an agreement filed late Monday.
Patients Call on Senators to Reject Graham-Cassidy Health Bill; Urge Bipartisan Action on Health Care
Dozens of patients from across the country, each with their own personal health care story, gathered on Capitol Hill today to urge their senators to preserve quality health care coverage for millions of Americans and reject the pending Graham-Cassidy health care legislation.
Changes to the nation’s healthcare system as proposed in the pending Graham-Cassidy health legislation could leave millions of cancer patients and survivors without access to adequate, affordable health insurance coverage, according to Dick Woodruff, senior vice president of federal advocacy for ACS CAN.