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July 29, 2019
Maine

Victory in the fight against cancer requires bold new public policies that promote cancer prevention, early detection of cancer, and expand access to quality, affordable health care. Lawmakers make many decisions that impact the lives of Mainers touched by cancer and their leadership is vital to defeating this disease. In 2019, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) worked with the Maine Legislature in support of the following priorities:

July 18, 2019
Maine

We need your help. If you’ve been diagnosed or treated for cancer within the past five years, you can help us learn more about your experiences as a cancer survivor by signing up to take surveys for # ACSCAN https://survey.us.confirmit.com/wix/p3091438669.aspx?value=7

July 3, 2019
Maine

My name is Jake Warn and I’m a 19 year old from Winslow. I’d like to share my story – what I experienced in high school and I’m now seeing in college. E-cigarettes have completely taken over the school systems. When I was in high school, the bathrooms were filled

June 20, 2019
Maine

Legislators approved an amended version of L.D. 1028, which equalizes the tax on non-cigarette tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to the same level as cigarettes.

May 21, 2019
Maine

LD 1297, an act to reduce youth cancer risk - We all know someone who frequents the tanning salon to get that golden glow; teens prepping for prom or maybe someone looking to get some color before heading to a tropical vacation.

May 9, 2019
Maine

AUGUSTA - Gov. Janet Mills today signed into law LD 555, “An Act To Reduce Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Updating Screening Coverage.” LD 555 is a simple and straightforward update to the existing law requiring insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screening in accordance with recent changes to clinical

May 7, 2019
Maine

The bottom line is that we, as teenagers, do not have the capability, or desire to delay our instant gratification. Something is always more important in the moment. I am aware that at this point parental permission is allowed for minors to utilize tanning beds. I am also a social worker who has had 16 years of experience in working with our Maine families. The unfortunate reality is that often times, parents aren't capable of, or simply do not, make the right decisions for their children all the time. Passing of LD 1297 will put further safe guards in place to prevent our children from increasing their incidence of Melanoma. Because, like my doctor said, "it is cancer, it can KILL you."

February 21, 2019
Maine

AUGUSTA – The Maine legislature today will hold a public hearing on LD 555, “An Act To Reduce Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Updating Screening Coverage.” LD 555 is a simple and straightforward update to the existing law requiring insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screening in accordance with recent

October 2, 2018
Maine

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 1, 2018)—Today, 17 patient groups submitted a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar, and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma, urging them to quickly approve Maine’s State Plan Amendment. In addition, the