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Policy Forum

Join us for our 2021 Policy Forum!

Join ACS CAN Illinois for our annual Policy Forum on Wednesday, September 15th from 12:00-1:00pm CT via Zoom.

Latest Updates

May 27, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, IL – “This week, the Illinois Senate passed legislation that will improve access to care for cancer patients by making out-of-pocket costs more predictable and expand coverage for biomarker testing. HB1745 will make prescription drug expenses more predictable by requiring health insurance carriers to offer more health plans with

May 4, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) volunteers’ steadfast commitment. When the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems became a roadblock for the annual Cancer Action Day, cancer patients, survivors and caregivers

April 14, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to expand coverage of biomarker testing – an essential step in accessing precision medicine treatments. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has prioritized educating policymakers’ about the role of biomarker testing in precision medicine, which uses

February 25, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, IL – This week, cancer survivors and advocates joined virtual town halls throughout the state to hear from state lawmakers, including the bill sponsors, on prescription drug legislation currently being considered. "Soaring out-of-pocket costs make prescription drugs unaffordable for far too many Illinoisans, especially those with chronic conditions," said

State Contacts

Shana Crews
Illinois Government Relations Director
Emily Hall
Illinois Grassroots Manager
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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