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Updates matching "Access to Health Care"

February 22, 2021
Ohio

Ohio lawmakers are set to hear testimony about the impact work requirements could have on low-income patients enrolled in Medicaid. Read ACS CAN’s testimony here about how this proposal could affect cancer patients and survivors. ACS CAN is deeply troubled by any proposal

February 16, 2021

e administration sent letters to states late Friday that have approved Medicaid waivers allowing work and community engagement requirements, stating these requirements do not promote the objectives of the program and announcing its intention to review whether to keep them in place.

February 11, 2021
National

The U.S. House of Representatives will soon consider legislation to increase access to health coverage for millions of Americans, including cancer patients and survivors, as part of its pandemic relief package.

February 10, 2021
South Dakota

Pierre, S.D. – Today, the South Dakota House passed Senate Bill 87 with a vote of 50-16 (four excused) to allow the sale of inadequate health plans that are exempt from state insurance regulation and that can avoid patient protections required by federal law. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action

February 2, 2021
South Dakota

Pierre, S.D. – The South Dakota Senate is considering Senate Bill 87 that will allow the sale of inadequate health plans that are exempt from state insurance regulation and that can avoid patient protections required by federal law. A statement from David W. Benson, government relations director for the American

February 1, 2021
Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. – Today Governor Laura Kelly introduced a bill to expand KanCare, a move that would allow an estimated 165,000 low-income Kansans to gain access to comprehensive, affordable health insurance coverage. Many of those who could gain coverage are currently uninsured – which is especially risky during a pandemic.

February 1, 2021
Ohio

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Today, Gov. Mike DeWine released his proposed state operating budget, which includes a 21 percent funding increase for Ohio’s tobacco prevention program and maintains investments for breast and cervical cancer services. Bryan Hannon, director of government relations in Ohio for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action

January 28, 2021
National

Washington, D.C.—Today President Biden is expected to issue several executive orders aimed at expanding potential health coverage options for those who have lost health insurance due to the coronavirus pandemic, and rollback current policies that harm patient access to coverage.

January 21, 2021
National

Cancer patients would likely be among those most affected by a proposed rule tying certain Medicare Part B drug reimbursement rates to that of foreign countries.