Updates matching "Access to Health Care"

November 15, 2023

For cancer patients and survivors caught in the coverage gap, we know access to health care means comprehensive coverage for cessation and other resources to help Mississippians with limited incomes successfully quit smoking, but it also means access to screening, medications, and life-saving treatment.

November 10, 2023

The case of Texas v. Mayorkas challenges a policy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that interprets the “public charge” rule in a way that helps ensure that immigrants can access Medicaid without causing harmful immigration consequences. ACS CAN and other public health partners

October 30, 2023

A new national poll reveals that patients are counting on lawmakers to solve the medical debt crisis. U.S. adults say it is past time for federal and state policymakers to act.

October 27, 2023

A coalition of the country’s leading public health advocacy organizations filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Texas v. Mayorkas in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas to urge the court to uphold the Biden administration’s 2022 “public charge” policy. Amici include American Cancer Society; American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN); American Lung Association; CancerCare; Epilepsy Foundation; Hemophilia Federation of America; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Muscular Dystrophy Association; National Multiple Sclerosis Society; National Patient Advocate Foundation; and Susan G. Komen.

October 19, 2023

The nation’s drug shortage crisis continues to affect cancer patients and survivors with 1 in every 10 (10%) reporting impacts to care, a majority of whom have had difficulties finding substitute medications (68%) and cited treatment delays (59%). The data is part of a new survey by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).

October 16, 2023

The Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS) is considering an administrative law case that may lead to courts overturning more agency actions, including actions taken by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and agencies that are part of HHS, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers

October 12, 2023

Today, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) was overjoyed to see the legislature pass oral chemotherapy fairness legislation. ACS CAN looks forward to seeing the Governor sign this critical legislation into law soon and celebrating our volunteers’ hard work to get this legislation over the finish line.

October 12, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 12, 2023 –Today, the American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) joined with other leading national patient groups in filing an amicus curiae (or friend-of-the-court) brief urging the Supreme Court to take up the case of

October 4, 2023

Earlier this week, 22 cancer patient and caregiver advocacy groups, including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offering recommendations on how the agency should consider pharmaceutical therapeutic alternatives to selected oncology drugs for 2026 Medicare plans as they head into the negotiation process laid out in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).