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Urgent action needed to help cancer patients take time off.

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Latest Updates

June 8, 2024
New York

With the summer adjournment of the 2024 legislative session here and no resolution on paid family and medical leave, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and its advocates express their disappointment through a statement from Michael Davoli, Senior Government Relations Director for ACS CAN in New York:

June 6, 2024
New York

This afternoon, the New York State Senate passed legislation that would eliminate cost-sharing for lung cancer screenings and follow-up tests. Senate Bill 8553-A received bipartisan support for the proposal impacting all payers in New York, including Medicaid.

June 4, 2024
New York

Yesterday, a new bill was introduced to improve New Yorkers’ access to paid family and medical leave, drawing the support of patients, survivors and patient advocacy groups across the state. The new compromise bill, Senate Bill 9840 / Assembly Bill 10561 aims to improve benefits within the Temporary Disability Insurance program through increased job protection, health insurance continuation and full intermittent leave.

June 3, 2024
New York

Ahead of state lawmakers’ adjournment for the summer, advocates with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) are calling for the passage of legislation improving access to paid family and medical leave.

State Contacts

Michael Davoli
Senior Government Relations Director, New York
Rebecca Oechsner
Regional Senior Manager, Grassroots Organizing
Casey O’Neill
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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