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April 13, 2022
Missouri

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Emily Kalmer JEFFERSON CITY, MO - “The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) continues to oppose HJR 117 since it would send the issue of expanded access to healthcare coverage back to the

March 3, 2022
Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. – After the pandemic impacted two years of Cancer Action Days, cancer advocates, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the Capitol in Jefferson City yesterday to meet in person with their elected officials. They let their lawmakers know that they can and must

February 24, 2022
Missouri

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Emily Kalmer JEFFERSON CITY, MO. - “Today, the Missouri House passed legislation, HJR 117, that could send the issue of expanded access to healthcare coverage back to the statewide ballot. Expanding coverage for Missourians has

January 5, 2022
Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – “As lawmakers dive into the 2022 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges legislators to prioritize access to Missouri’s Medicaid program and funding Show Me Healthy Women, both of which ease the burden of cancer. “As lawmakers mull a variety

September 17, 2021
Missouri

Tomorrow, communities will honor lives affected by cancer when Lights of Hope Across America takes place on the front porches, kitchen tables and lawns of advocates nationwide. Participates will hear from Missouri’s own Sen. Roy Blunt. The Senator will share that he is a two-time cancer survivor and he will

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