Pennsylvania Cancer Action Center


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Tackle Tobacco Use by Funding Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Programs

Budget negoiations are underway in Harrisburg.  Urge PA lawmakers to fund critical programs that protect kids from starting to use tobacco and help adults quit.

Latest Updates

June 1, 2020

Washington —Cancer patients and survivors are finding it increasingly challenging to get necessary health care as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Many are experiencing financial stress and mental health issues as they try to navigate the difficult health and economic environment. An American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) survey

April 30, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – On May 5, state Rep. Steven Mentzer (R, Lancaster) and patient advocates from across Pennsylvania will host a virtual press conference to encourage legislators to prioritize HB 1194 (SB 920). If passed, the bill would curb restrictive prior authorization and step therapy (fail first) practices imposed

April 15, 2020

In Pennsylvania, ACS CAN is urging lawmakers to pass prior authorization bill (HB 1194), which would ensure shorter review times and set a standard timeframe for all Pennsylvania insurance carriers. It is particularly important now during COVID-19 as many cancer patients are beginning to encounter delays in treatments and medical procedures.

April 2, 2020

Harrisburg, Pa. — Starting next Monday, cancer patients and survivors from across Pennsylvania will begin making virtual asks of their state lawmakers to preserve Pennsylvania’s line item for tobacco prevention and cessation funding in the state budget.

State Contacts

Tiffany Cloud
Manager, Grassroots - Pennsylvania and Delaware
Emma Watson
Pennsylvania Government Relations Director
Marc Kaplan
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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