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July 22, 2021
Missouri

Jefferson City, MO - “Today, the Missouri Supreme court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit to force the state to implement Medicaid expansion. This action means that the state is required to allow eligible Missourians to access the Medicaid healthcare coverage voters approved last August. This ruling

June 30, 2021
Missouri

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Emily Kalmer Jefferson City, MO - “ Health and patient advocacy groups filed an amicus curiae (or friend-of-the-court) brief today in the Missouri Supreme Court, noting the vital role that the implementation of expanded eligibility

June 30, 2021
Missouri

Jefferson City, MO – Health and patient advocacy groups submitted an amicus curiae (or friend-of-the-court) brief today, supported by Missouri-based health economists and law professors, in the Missouri Supreme Court, noting the vital role that the implementation of expanded eligibility for Medicaid would have in the lives

June 23, 2021
Missouri

Jefferson City, MO - June 23, 2021 - Today, the Cole County circuit court ruled against the plaintiffs in the lawsuit that would force the state to implement expanded eligibility for Medicaid. Cancer patients cannot wait for further legal battles to access the lifesaving

May 20, 2021
Missouri

Today, a lawsuit was filed in Cole County to force the state to implement Medicaid expansion. Please see the following statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Missouri Government Relations Director Emily Kalmer. "Access to health insurance is key in the fight against cancer. These plaintiffs are just three

May 13, 2021
Missouri

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Emily Kalmer Jefferson City, MO - "Earlier this year, during his state of the state address, Gov. Parson committed to upholding the will of Missouri voters by funding Medicaid expansion. The legislature has ignored the governor's

April 29, 2021
Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Tonight, the Missouri Senate voted out the 2022 fiscal year operating budget. The budget proposal does not include specific funding to provide health insurance coverage for the expansion of MO Healthnet, Missouri’s Medicaid program. Emily Kalmer, director of government relations in Missouri for the American Cancer

April 22, 2021
Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today, the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee passed the state’s operating budget. The committee’s budget does not include Gov. Parson’s recommendations for funding the expansion of MO Healthnet, Missouri’s Medicaid program. The following statement can be attributed to the following health advocacy organizations: American Cancer Society

March 4, 2021
Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – 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. Because of the virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems, cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers from across the state