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January 21, 2020
National

Patient and health advocacy groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions are disappointed over the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today not to immediately take up the case of Texas v. United States.

January 15, 2020
National

Patient and health advocacy groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae or friend of the court brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to immediately take up the case of Texas v. United States. The case is the latest court challenge to the health care law known as the Affordable Care Act.

January 2, 2020
National

Washington, D.C. – January 2, 2020 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released guidance today that includes only a partial prohibition on flavors by allowing “vape shops” that sell open tank systems to continue to sell fruit, candy, mint and menthol flavors that have hooked a new generation

December 30, 2019
Georgia, National

Washington, D.C. –U.S. Rep. John Lewis recently announced he has been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. A statement from Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) follows: “Our heartfelt concern goes out to Rep. Lewis during this time. Throughout the years, Rep. Lewis

December 17, 2019
National

Congress just reauthorized the breast cancer research stamp. The stamp was originally created in 1998 and since then has raised almost $90 million to support breast cancer research. Just last year, this research led to a breakthrough in cancer treatment that spared 70,000 women from undergoing needless chemotherapy and the

December 13, 2019
National

The U.S. House of Representatives just passed our legislation to close the colorectal cancer loophole. ACS CAN volunteers have worked tirelessly for years and it is thanks to their great work that this important legislation has now passed the House. Because of the loophole, many seniors on Medicare have been

December 12, 2019
National

The U.S. House will vote today on a bill intended to bring down patient prescription drug costs. Several of the bill’s provisions are important to cancer care, including establishing an annual cap on Medicare enrollees’ out-of-pocket expenses, allowing some Medicare beneficiaries to spread out high-cost prescription cost-sharing over the course of the year, and expanding Medicare eligibility for low-income subsidies.

December 12, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. Mi– Today the US Senate voted to confirm Dr. Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Following is a statement from Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN): “We appreciate the US Senate working in a

December 9, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Bipartisan legislation that would ensure surprise out-of-pocket expenses are not a barrier to lifesaving colorectal cancer screenings for seniors on Medicare is expected to be taken up by the House of Representatives this week. The Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act will be considered as part