New York Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Help Keep Medication Affordable for New Yorkers

Send a message to state lawmakers asking them to support legislation in New York to prohibit the use of copay accumulator programs that increase the cost of prescription drugs for cancer patients and others. Help cancer patients and others afford the medication they need. With the cost of medicine and insurance on the rise, patients need assistance now more than ever.

Latest Updates

March 30, 2021
New York

As budget negotiations continue, ACS CAN asks for restoration of fundng for the tobacco control program.

March 29, 2021
New York

Pharmacists are a key partner in building a strong health infrastructure. The Executive Budget proposed to authorize pharmacists to administer vaccine’s approved by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Expanding access will assist countless New Yorkers and remove barriers to vaccinations. Unfortunately, the Assembly has removed this proposal

March 15, 2021
New York

Date: March 15, 2021 To: Members of the Committee on Health and the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addiction From: Michael Davoli, New York City and New Jersey Government Relations Director Re: American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Testimony Regarding the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget

March 5, 2021
New York

ACS CAN and several other organizations have sent a letter to the New York State Senate Leadership asking for an increase in the tobacco tax.

State Contacts

Rebecca Oechsner
Grassroots Manager
Julie Hart
Senior Government Relations Director, New York
Marc Kaplan
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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