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Updates matching "Access to Health Insurance"

July 1, 2020
National

Oklahomans approval of Medicaid expansion will improve health outcomes and reduce cancer disparities for 200,000 citizens now eligible for health care coverage.

June 29, 2020
National

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

June 17, 2020
National

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) submitted testimony today to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the topic of racial and ethnic disparities in the health care system that often result in an unequal cancer burden. The hearing is focused on disparities in the overall health care system, as well as those around COVID-19.

June 1, 2020
Washington

TACOMA—June 1, 2020— Cancer patients and survivors are finding it increasingly challenging to get necessary health care as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Many are experiencing financial stress and mental health issues as they try to navigate the difficult health and economic environment. An American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS

May 15, 2020
National

Today the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Heroes Act, a package of legislative proposals aimed at addressing numerous pandemic-related health, research and economic relief needs. Included in the bill are several provisions that would make it easier for Americans to maintain or gain health insurance coverage.

May 13, 2020
National

Twenty patient groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief today with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case California v. Texas ( previously Texas v. United States) , citing the devastating impact patients would face should the court rule to invalidate the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

April 30, 2020
Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. – On May 5, state Rep. Steven Mentzer (R, Lancaster) and patient advocates from across Pennsylvania will host a virtual press conference to encourage legislators to prioritize HB 1194 (SB 920). If passed, the bill would curb restrictive prior authorization and step therapy (fail first) practices imposed

April 23, 2020
Maine

Victory in the fight against cancer requires bold new public policies that promote cancer prevention, early detection of cancer, and expand access to quality, affordable health care. Lawmakers make many decisions that impact the lives of Mainers touched by cancer and their leadership is vital to defeating this disease. In

April 17, 2020
Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa—Cancer patients and those who’ve recently completed treatment are finding it challenging to get necessary health care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and many are experiencing financial stress trying to afford care in an increasingly difficult economic environment. “In Iowa to help improve access to care,