Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced guidance that would fundamentally alter the Medicaid program.
National Press Releases
Surgeon General Report: Expanding Access to Tobacco Cessation Services and Proven Tobacco Control Saves Lives
Washington, D.C. – January 23, 2020 – A report on smoking cessation released today by United States Surgeon General Jerome M.
Patient Groups Disappointed by Ongoing Uncertainty in Wake of Supreme Court’s Decision Not to Expedite Health Care Case
Patient and health advocacy groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions are disappointed over the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today not to immediately take up the case of Texas v. United States.
Patient and health advocacy groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae or friend of the court brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to immediately take up the case of Texas v. United States. The case is the latest court challenge to the health care law known as the Affordable Care Act.
Washington, D.C. –U.S. Rep. John Lewis recently announced he has been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. A statement from Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) follows:
House to Vote on Comprehensive Drug Pricing Legislation, Provisions Include Capping Medicare Patients’ Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Costs
The U.S. House will vote today on a bill intended to bring down patient prescription drug costs. Several of the bill’s provisions are important to cancer care, including establishing an annual cap on Medicare enrollees’ out-of-pocket expenses, allowing some Medicare beneficiaries to spread out high-cost prescription cost-sharing over the course of the year, and expanding Medicare eligibility for low-income subsidies.
Washington, D.C. Mi– Today the US Senate voted to confirm Dr. Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Following is a statement from Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN):
Washington, D.C. – Bipartisan legislation that would ensure surprise out-of-pocket expenses are not a barrier to lifesaving colorectal cancer screenings for seniors on Medicare is expected to be taken up by the House of Representatives this week.
Comprehensive Action Needed to Stop Tobacco Industry From Targeting Youth with Flavors, Advertisements
Washington, D.C. – Nearly 70% of middle and high school students who currently use tobacco report the use of flavored products, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today.