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March 29, 2021
Wyoming

The Wyoming Senate is set to consider House Bill 162 to increase access to Medicaid for an estimated 25,000 low-income, uninsured Wyoming residents. The bill passed the House last week, and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, and the Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), urge the Senate to follow suit and pass this lifesaving legislation.

March 24, 2021
Wyoming

Cheyenne, Wyo.—Today, the Wyoming House of Representatives passed legislation that paves the way to increase access to Medicaid for thousands of low-income, uninsured Wyoming residents. The Senate will now consider House Bill 162. Following is a statement from R.J. Ours, the government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer

March 18, 2021
Wyoming

CHEYENNE—Tonight the House Revenue Committee passed House Bill 162 that could increase access to Medicaid for thousands of low-income, uninsured Wyoming residents. Following is a statement from R.J. Ours, the government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: "Today’s vote is a key step forward for thousands

November 19, 2020
Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo – Cancer patients and survivors mark the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 45 th annual Great American Smokeout today by calling on lawmakers to protect the health of Wyoming residents by prioritizing strong tobacco control policies, including the state’s tobacco prevention and cessation program. As our battle with COVID-19

February 28, 2020
Wyoming

Cheyenne, WY – As the Wyoming legislature is in full swing, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) believes our lawmakers have more to do in the prevention of tobacco. ACS CAN opposes two tobacco bills that fall short of improving the health of citizens of Wyoming and

February 11, 2020
Wyoming

Cheyenne, WY – February is a month to love and appreciate our friends and family. The Wyoming Legislature can give a lovely Valentine’s gift to the citizens of Wyoming by passing a significant tobacco tax increase. It will mean more memories with the ones we love. A tax increase will

December 6, 2019
Wyoming

Casper, WY– The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is hosting its annual forum in Casper on December 11. It will focus on the rising rate of e-cigarette use in Wyoming. This policy forum topic comes amid skyrocketing rates of e-cigarette use among teens with nearly 36% of

August 13, 2019
Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo.—The Cheyenne City Council heard public testimony on Monday night as they considered adding electronic cigarettes to the local smoke-free law. Cancer advocates with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) testified in support of the ordinance, sponsored by Councilman Jeff White. The ordinance passed its first

August 1, 2019
Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo.—Wyoming continues to fall short on implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The annual “How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity