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July 19, 2019
National

Patient groups representing millions of Americans with serious health conditions are voicing concern about access to affordable, comprehensive health coverage after U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon upheld an administration rule expanding access to short-term limited-duration (STLD) health plans.

July 15, 2019
National

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an important victory for public health and especially for the nation’s kids facing an epidemic of e-cigarette use, a federal judge today set a 10-month deadline of May 12, 2020, for e-cigarette manufacturers to apply to the FDA and submit their products for public health review

July 11, 2019
National

Today the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will mark-up a series of bills aimed at reducing patient out-of-pocket costs and preserving access to health care. Specifically, the committee will consider a measure that would exempt patients from having to pay surprise medical bills in most circumstances.

July 11, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released survey results in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showing that an overwhelming majority of Americans, including current cigarette smokers, favor requiring cigarette manufacturers to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes. Eighty-one percent of adult respondents

July 9, 2019
National

Patient groups are urging the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to prioritize patient protections, including those for people with pre-existing conditions, when it hears oral arguments today in the case Texas v. United States

June 27, 2019
National

ACS CAN volunteers attended many Pride events across the country in June in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month. At the events, volunteers helped raise awareness about the dangerous impact tobacco has had on the LGBTQ community. Tobacco companies have disproportionally targeted LGBTQ individuals and because of their efforts, a larger

June 26, 2019
National

Today the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will markup legislation aimed at helping reduce patients’ out-of-pocket health care costs and improving public health. The Lower Health Care Costs Act would exempt patients from having to pay surprise medical bills in most circumstances.

June 20, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Advocates and volunteers from the Patient Quality of Life Coalition (PQLC) will be on Capitol Hill today to share their stories with lawmakers as part of the coalition’s sixth annual lobby day. The PQLC includes more than 40 organizations that collectively work to advance the interests of

June 19, 2019
National

Today the U.S. House is poised to pass an FY 2020 spending bill that includes a $2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) including a $300 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).