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Every American deserves access to quality, affordable health care. From cancer screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies to the latest breakthroughs in treatment, everyone should have access to the care that could prevent cancer and save their life.  In addition, ensuring that low-income working families have access to affordable health insurance is proven to reduce overall health care costs. 

We are working in every state and in Congress to expand health care options and protect existing laws that help patients get true access to the care they need. 

People without health insurance are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer at a late stage, when the disease is harder to treat, more costly and more difficult to survive.

Latest Updates

June 1, 2023
National

Tonight, the Senate passed a debt ceiling deal (HR 3746) by a 63-36 vote and it now heads to the President for his signature.

May 31, 2023
Rhode Island

Earlier this evening, the Rhode Island Senate voted in unanimous support of Senate Bill S799. This legislation would ensure Rhode Islanders receive the total value of prescription drug assistance available to them, improving affordable access to care for many with prescription drug needs

May 29, 2023
National

President Joe Biden and U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced a deal Saturday ahead of the looming debt ceiling deadline.

May 23, 2023
Ohio

Rep. Susan Manchester reintroduced legislation that passed the House unanimously during the last session.

Access to Health Care Resources

Read a summary of the Costs of Cancer Survivorship report and public statements from ACS CAN President, Lisa Lacasse.

Hispanic/Latino people facing cancer and survivors experience high costs, and are more likely than White counterparts to be uninsured and experience serious financial hardship.

The DIVERSE Trials Act (H.R. 5030/S. 2706) could increase racial, socioeconomic and geographic diversity in clinical trials and make it easier for all cancer patients to participate.