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June 11, 2024
Pennsylvania

Earlier this morning, House Bill 1754 was voted out of the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee. This legislation, which aims to ensure that biomarker testing is covered by Medicaid and all other state-regulated insurance plans when patients need it, now advances to the Senate floor for consideration.

June 11, 2024
National

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a proposed rule today to lessen the impact of medical debt on an individual’s credit.

June 10, 2024
Pennsylvania

This afternoon, the Pennsylvania State House passed legislation that would ensure biomarker testing is covered by more insurance plans, including Medicaid, when patients need it.

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 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 6, 2024
National

Today, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network was joined by 51 other organizations in a letter asking Congress to swiftly pass the Nancy Gardner Sewell Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection (MCED) Screening Coverage Act.

June 4, 2024
Texas

Dr. Cheasty Anderson has joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) as the managing director for the Gulf Coast Region, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. In this role, Anderson will lead ACS CAN’s staff and volunteers in each state as they work to advance legislation and public policies to reduce cancer.

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.