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April 3, 2019
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY–April 3, 2019– Last week, the General Assembly passed legislation to make schools in Kentucky tobacco-free. The legislation will prohibit the use of tobacco products by students, school personnel and visitors in schools, school vehicles, properties and activities. These policies will be required to be in place by the

March 27, 2019
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY–March 27, 2019– The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the Kentucky legislature for passing, and Gov. Matt Bevin for signing, important public health policy into law that will improve access to care for all Kentuckians facing serious illness. The new law will streamline and safeguard

March 27, 2019
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY.–March 27, 2019– Today, a federal judge ruled against Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky. Kristy Young, director of government relations in Kentucky for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction. “Today a federal judge ruled the Department of Health and Human

March 26, 2019
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY.–March 26, 2019– The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends Sen. Julie Raque Adams, the Kentucky general assembly and Gov. Matt Bevin for supporting legislation that will improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families through palliative care legislation. The legislation authored by

February 21, 2019
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – February 21, 2019 – Cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the Kentucky State Capitol today to call on the Legislature to prioritize the 26,400 Kentuckians who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2019. The visit was part of the American Cancer

January 23, 2019
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – January 23, 2019 – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is asking that legislators support legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Kentucky. The latest edition of the ACS CAN’s How Do You

August 9, 2018
Kentucky

Lexington, KY – August 9, 2019 – Kentucky is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce 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

June 29, 2018
Kentucky, National

Today a federal judge ruled the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) failed to adequately consider how Kentucky’s proposed Medicaid work rules would effect residents’ access to health care as required under federal law.

May 3, 2018
Kentucky, Kentucky

2018 Kentucky Legislative Roundup The 2018 Kentucky Legislative Session ended on April 14. It was an eventful one, to say the least, filled with last minute surprises, pension reform, and a tax bill with changes going until the very last day. Despite a multitude of distractions, ACS CAN volunteers