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May 17, 2019
National

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its final ruling on changes to Medicare Part D regarding cancer patients’ access to lifesaving drugs. In the final ruling, HHS ruled that Part D plans will not be able to deny coverage for the newest cancer drugs

May 16, 2019
National

Today the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on a legislative package aimed at protecting and improving access to affordable health care and prescription drugs, including for those with serious pre-existing conditions like cancer.

May 16, 2019
National

Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its final rule for Medicare Part D which does not include the full range of proposed changes to drugs in the ‘six protected classes’ of cancer, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, mental illness and organ transplants.

May 12, 2019
National

A new report issued today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows people who enroll in short-term, limited duration (STLD) insurance plans are likely to face serious financial strain should they be diagnosed with cancer.

May 9, 2019
Wisconsin

Today, the Wisconsin Legislature voted to remove Medicaid expansion funding from the state budget. In response, Sara Sahli, Wisconsin government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement:

May 9, 2019

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would halt Department of Health and Human Services and Department of the Treasury guidance enabling individuals to use federal tax subsidies to purchase health insurance that does not meet coverage standards under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

May 9, 2019
Montana

HELENA, Mont. – May 9, 2019 — The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and its volunteer advocates, most of them cancer patients and survivors, are pleased that Gov. Bullock is signing House Bill (HB) 658 into law today. Ten cancer advocates with ACS CAN, the American Cancer

May 7, 2019
Virginia

Medicaid Covers US is a public education campaign launched by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) to foster an important dialogue about the value of Medicaid in the lives of millions of Americans and their families as well as what it means for communities across the country.

April 24, 2019
Michigan

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