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January 4, 2023
Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. – “As lawmakers dive into the 2023 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges legislators to prioritize passing legislation to ease the burden of cancer on Wisconsinites. “The legislature should act to support policies to preserve funding and access to BadgerCare for

December 20, 2022
National

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Early this morning Congress released a proposed FY 2023 funding deal that includes an increase of $2.5 billion for biomedical research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), $408 million more for cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and provides a funding boost to cancer

December 8, 2022
National

WASHINGTON, D.C.—December 8, 2022 —The costs of being diagnosed with cancer last long after the diagnosis and initial treatment putting cancer survivors at increased risk for lifelong financial hardship, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The report, The Costs of Cancer

November 30, 2022

Washington, D.C.— Patient groups representing millions of people with serious health conditions submitted an amicus brief today urging the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas to preserve the requirement that private health insurers cover U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended preventive services without

October 27, 2022
Wisconsin

This opinion originally ran in Wausau Pilot & Review. By Philip R. O’Brien, national member of the ACS CAN Board of Directors In the Badger State, we have a proud tradition of taking care of each other when our friends and neighbors are struggling. It’s the Wisconsin

October 11, 2022
National

A final rule released today will fix the so-called ‘family glitch’ in the Affordable Care Act. The change would allow the total premium cost of all family members covered under an employer sponsored insurance plan to be considered when determining if the coverage is affordable rather than restricting the calculation to the cost for the employee only.

October 10, 2022
Kansas

This article originally ran on WIBW . TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A recent poll has found that Kansas voters highly approve of Medicaid expansion. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network says on Monday, Oct. 10, it released a poll that shows strong support among registered

September 23, 2022
National

Twelve groups representing millions of patients across the nation will file an amicus curiae - or friend of the court - brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect access to quality health care for individuals with Medicaid health coverage.

September 14, 2022
South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, SD —South Dakota voters strongly support Amendment D and expanding Medicaid, and an overwhelming majority want the legislature to act quickly to implement expansion if it passes, according to a new statewide poll. The poll, conducted by Glen Bolger, one of the Republican party’s leading pollsters, for the