Updates matching "Access to Health Care"

April 24, 2019

LANSING, Mich.– April 24, 2019 – Nearly 130 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the Capitol in Lansing today to meet with Michigan’s lawmakers. They asked lawmakers to regulate e-cigarettes like other tobacco products, to increase the age of sale for tobacco products to

April 22, 2019

DENVER, Colo.— The Colorado House of Representatives today passed House Bill 1302 to reauthorize Colorado's Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Treatment Program through 2029. The bill has enjoyed strong bipartisan support, passing the House with a vote of 52-12 and now awaits Senate action. The American Cancer Society

April 22, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two huge, nonpartisan health advocacy nonprofits are coming out in favor of making Minnesota's provider tax permanent to protect the state's popular Health Care Access Fund. The American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society are joining the state's hospitals in lobbying lawmakers not to let

April 11, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahomans from across the state gather at the Capitol on Monday to ask for expanded access to health care and policies that will help curb tobacco use. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network of Oklahoma’s annual Day at the Capitol puts cancer advocates face-to-face with

April 9, 2019

An ambience of sadness and loss permeated this year’s Sine Die —the last day of the 90-day, Maryland General Assembly Session—as we processed the loss of Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, a true health care champion. It is fitting that we made so much progress this year. Please take a

April 8, 2019

Helena, MT— The 6 th Annual Governor’s Hoops Challenge is about to wrap up. On behalf of Gov. Bullock, Lt. Governor Mike Cooney will recognize the winners of the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Challenge competition on April 8, 2019. State departments and businesses have been

April 5, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. – April 5, 2019 – Today, the Kansas House of Representatives approved a bill to allow for the sale of inadequate health products like Association Health Plans and plans proposed by the Kansas Farm Bureau. In response, Jordan Feuerborn, Kansas government relations director for the American Cancer

April 3, 2019

Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to approve a series of bills that would reverse harmful insurance rule changes, including the expansion of short-term limited duration insurance (STLD) plans, help lower out of pocket costs for consumers, and protect access to health care for people with pre-existing conditions.

April 1, 2019

Seventeen patient groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae brief today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States , citing the devastating impact patients would face should the court uphold the District Court ruling to invalidate the Affordable Care Act.