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Petition: I support lowering the age for insurance to cover colorectal cancer screenings to 45

Currently, Indiana requires insurance companies to cover the cost of preventative colorectal cancer screenings starting at age 50, but in recent years there has been a nearly 51% increase in colorectal cancer diagnoses among people younger than 50.

Latest Updates

August 1, 2019
Indiana

Indiana continues to fall short when it comes to passing legislation that prevents and reduces suffering and death from cancer. According to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality, Indiana failed to measure up to policy recommendations in nearly all areas of tobacco control.

November 26, 2018
Indiana

Mary Kost Mary Kost has been involved with ACS CAN since 2010 and with ACS since 1998. She has been recognized five times for her exemplary volunteer work, both locally and regionally. Mary is a commercial lines insurance manager and also volunteers with the Angels of Hope Cancer Support

August 9, 2018
Indiana

Indiana falls short 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.

January 30, 2018
Indiana

Today, the Indiana House of Representatives sidelined a bill that would have increased the minimum age of tobacco sales from 18 to 21 years old. Bryan Hannon, chair of Tobacco Free Indiana, released the following statement in response:

Indiana Events

October 3, 2019
Indianapolis, IN

Indiana has the seventh highest cancer death rate in the country, meaning nearly 14,000 Hoosiers will lose their life to cancer in 2019. Many of these cancer cases are preventable, but Indiana is doing a poor job of implementing prevention and early detection strategies. Join us for a roundtable discussion...

State Contacts

Grace Miller
Indiana Grassroots Manager
Bryan Hannon
Indiana Government Relations Director
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Specialist of Media Advocacy

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