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2019 Day at the Capitol

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Latest Updates

January 10, 2020
Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa. – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Iowa. The latest edition of the ACS CAN’s How Do You Measure Up? report shows that

August 14, 2019
Iowa

ACS CAN volunteers attended the Iowa State Fair as part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) Cancer Votes program. Volunteers came from across the state to ask the 2020 Presidential candidates, how would they use their power to reduce the burden of cancer,

August 1, 2019
Iowa

Iowa 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, Iowa failed to measure up to policy recommendations in nearly all areas of tobacco control, including cigarette taxes.

April 25, 2019
Iowa

The Iowa State Department of Health and Iowa Medicaid Enterprise recently announced that smoking cessation therapies for Iowa Medicaid enrollees will no longer be subject to prior authorization requirements. Beginning May 1, patients will not have to wait for additional insurance approval to access nicotine replacement therapy, such as a patch or gum, or oral smoking cessation medications.

State Contacts

Jackie Cale
Iowa Grassroots Manager
Danielle Oswald-Thole
Iowa Government Relations Director
Michael DuPré
Media Advocacy Manager

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