South Carolina Cancer Action Center

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Expand Medicaid in South Carolina!

Far too many South Carolinians are living without health insurance simply because they live in a state that has refused to expand Medicaid. These folks are in the "Medicaid Gap," living sicker and dying younger than those with health insurance.

Latest Updates

May 4, 2023
South Carolina

Today, in a 26-16 vote, the Senate passed a bill (HB 3681) that would take away the power of all localities’ ability to pass laws that regulate the sale of tobacco products. The bill’s advancement to the full floor vote by the Senate came outside of the typical legislative process due to the strong opposition from lawmakers

March 7, 2023
South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC –March 7, 2023  – Late last week, Sen. McElveen, Sen. Kimpson, and Sen. Senn signed their names to defer a bill that would take away the power of all localities in the state to pass laws that regulate the sale of tobacco products from the typical legislative process

February 7, 2023
South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC – February 7, 2022 – At the pressure of Big Tobacco and its allies, lawmakers are once again moving quickly with a proposal that would endanger the health of our children by taking away the freedom of cities and counties to pass policies stronger than the state law

November 17, 2022
South Carolina

GREER, SC– November 16, 2022 – Cancer patients and survivors are marking the American Cancer Society's 47 th annual Great American Smokeout® tomorrow by calling on elected officials to protect the health of all Greer residents by enacting a strong smoke-free law that protects residents from secondhand smoke exposure.

South Carolina Events

October 5, 2023EST
Columbia, SC

On October 5 th , the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host the annual Pink Tea. The event will be a celebration with cancer survivors and caregivers. The overarching theme for the program this year is addressing access to care both prevention and early detection while...

State Contacts

Beth Johnson
South Carolina Government Relations Director
Stacy Jacobson
Sr. Regional Media Advocacy Manager
Jon Charest
Grassroots Manager

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