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Updates matching "Access to Health Care"

March 30, 2020
Pennsylvania

Learn about the real life impact of prior authorization from two cancer patients who have dealt with this issue firsthand.

March 25, 2020
National

Today the U.S. Senate passed its third stimulus bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The bill includes critical provisions to help the nation’s nonprofits continue to serve the people who rely on their services such as beneficial tax, employment, and economic provisions, including tax incentives to encourage charitable contributions at this unprecedented time.

March 25, 2020
Tennessee

The Tennessee Legislature will be in recess until June 1st. As lawmaker hurried to pass key legislation amid growing concern around COVID-19, they continue to think about 39,360 Tennesseans who will hear the words “you have cancer” this year. We commend the legislature for passing the Rare Disease Advisory Council

March 23, 2020
National

Nearly 200 leading nonprofit organizations, including the American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, are calling on Congress to ensure there is robust relief for the nonprofit sector in stimulus packages under consideration.

March 20, 2020
National

atient groups representing millions of people with serious health conditions are urging a U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to reject a federal rule expanding the availability of short-term limited-duration (STLD) insurance plans. The Court is scheduled to hear arguments today. STLD plans are exempt from having to cover essential health benefits, like prescription drugs and hospitalization, and can deny coverage for pre-existing conditions.

March 20, 2020
Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY March 20, 2020 Seven national organizations representing patients facing serious chronic medical conditions released the following statement regarding Gov. Kevin Stitt’s “SoonerCare 2.0” plan: “We are alarmed that Gov. Kevin Stitt released his SoonerCare 2.0 waiver application while Oklahoma, and the world, grapples

March 19, 2020
New Hampshire

CONCORD - Five years ago this February, Merrimack’s Tracy McGraw underwent her second surgery to treat her Stage 3C colon cancer. Originally diagnosed in 2012 at only 46 years old, she knows that detection, surgery and additional treatment, saved her life. Since her initial diagnosis, relapse, and long course of

March 19, 2020
Tennessee

Nashville, TN – As lawmakers hurry to pass key legislation, they continue to think about 39,360 Tennesseans who will hear the words “you have cancer” this year. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the legislature for passing the Rare Disease Advisory Council legislation. ACS CAN supported

March 17, 2020
National

Twenty-nine organizations representing millions of patients diagnosed with serious health conditions urge the U.S. Senate to immediately pass the U.S. House-approved coronavirus bill and take additional critical steps. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the organizations emphasize the importance of enacting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201).