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January 17, 2019
National

The administration has proposed a policy change to Medicare Part D that could have devastating consequences for cancer patients on Medicare. These proposed changes could have wide-ranging impact as currently 43 million American seniors rely on Medicare Part D plans for their prescription drug coverage. The proposed changes could allow

January 16, 2019
National

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is launching a new print and digital ad campaign today emphasizing the dangerous impact that proposed changes to Medicare Part D’s six protected classes could have on patients’ access to affordable drug therapies.

January 15, 2019
National

A new study by the American Cancer Society says the death rate for cancer has been steadily declining over the past 25 years, due in part to advances in early detection and lower smoking rates. The hard work and dedication of ACS CAN members and volunteers have played a significant

January 9, 2019
National

Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to petition to intervene in a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that could determine the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

December 20, 2018
National

Washington, D.C. – Juul Labs, producer of the e-cigarette and nicotine pods that are extremely popular with young people, announced today that it will sell a minority stake of its company to Altria Group, the parent company of Philip Morris USA and producer of Marlboro-branded cigarettes. The news that Juul

December 19, 2018
National

“I am officially declaring e-cigarette use among youth an epidemic in the United States." U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said this earlier this week when announcing a national advisory regarding the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes by teens. In the last year alone, teen use of e-cigarettes has increased by 78

December 18, 2018
National

The U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams today issued a national advisory to parents, teachers and health professionals regarding the skyrocketing increase of e-cigarette use among youth. Surgeon General advisories are used in cases where rapid and urgent action is needed.

December 14, 2018
National

The ruling by a U.S. District Court judge in Texas that the Affordable Care Act is invalid because Congress eliminated the individual mandate penalty in last year’s tax reform bill. The ruling, which could eliminate critical protections for people with pre-existing conditions and minimum insurance standards known as essential health benefits, is expected to be appealed.

December 4, 2018
National

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is troubled by reports that the administration is not enforcing a requirement that health plans provide accurate information in Medicare provider directories.