Updates matching "Access to Affordable Cancer Drugs"

January 23, 2019

Volunteers from across Virginia visited the State Capitol on January 21 in an effort to make their voices heard in the fight against cancer! The day began with a legislative briefing that included a visit from State Delegate Glenn Davis. The volunteers then conducted individual meetings with their state legislators

January 17, 2019

The administration has proposed a policy change to Medicare Part D that could have devastating consequences for cancer patients on Medicare. These proposed changes could have wide-ranging impact as currently 43 million American seniors rely on Medicare Part D plans for their prescription drug coverage. The proposed changes could allow

January 16, 2019

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is launching a new print and digital ad campaign today emphasizing the dangerous impact that proposed changes to Medicare Part D’s six protected classes could have on patients’ access to affordable drug therapies.

November 26, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services announced proposed changes to the Medicare Part C and D regulations today that if finalized could dramatically impact access to affordable medication and quality care for cancer patients on the program. The administration is proposing to alter rules around Medicare Part D’s “Six Protected Classes.” The proposals could have cost, care and safety implications.

October 17, 2018

On Friday, October 26, ACS CAN will host its annual policy forum in Oregon. This year's event focuses on the pressing issues surrounding the cost of breast cancer across different types of insurance.

August 8, 2018

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance last night giving Medicare Advantage plans the option of applying step therapy for physician-administered and other Part B drugs, effective January 1, 2019.

July 16, 2018

Today the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding proposals to reduce prescription drug costs outlined in the administration’s Request for Information (RFI) regarding its Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs (blueprint).

May 11, 2018

Proposals expected to be announced as part of the administration's American Patients First plan, include various changes to Medicare’s prescription drug program, such as protecting beneficiaries from catastrophic costs through an out-of-pocket maximum, and requiring plans to share a minimum portion of drug rebates with patients.