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Updates matching "Access to Health Insurance"

March 29, 2024
Georgia

With the end of the 2024 Georgia legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is optimistic for the future of increasing access to health coverage in the Peach State and reinforces its commitment to this effort.

March 28, 2024
South Dakota

SJR 501, passed with little in the way of discussion or specifics, will be placed on the November ballot as Amendment F. ACS CAN will be part of a broad coalition of health advocacy groups opposed as similar programs in other Medicaid Expansion states have accomplished little other than stripping health care from those most in need.

March 14, 2024
Georgia

The Georgia Senate passed H.B. 1339 today, which in part forms a health care coverage commission. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges Georgia lawmakers to recognize the study commission as an insufficient solution for the health care coverage gap that currently puts more than 400,000 Georgians at risk.

March 13, 2024
Wisconsin

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Wisconsin Government Relations Director Sara Sahli MADISON, Wis. – “As lawmakers close the 2023/2024 legislative session, their policies on easing the burden of cancer are decidedly mixed for the nearly 40,000 Wisconsinites who

March 11, 2024
Kansas

Kansas Lawmakers, Last week volunteers from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) were in the Statehouse meeting with their lawmakers and reminding them that cancer is a public policy priority. In 2024, an estimated 16,640 Kansans will hear the words, “You have cancer”, another 5,660 will lose

March 6, 2024
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – March 6, 2024 – The Florida legislature passed a bill late Tuesday that expands patient access to biomarker testing, a key tool used by physicians to identify the most effective treatment of cancer and other diseases.

February 27, 2024
Georgia

ATLANTA, Georgia – February 27, 2024 – The Georgia House passed H.B. 1339 today, which in part forms a health care coverage commission. The commission is a starting point but is not a sufficient solution for providing access to more than 400,000 Georgians who need comprehensive and affordable health coverage.

February 26, 2024
Georgia

ATLANTA, Georgia – February 26, 2024 – Today the Georgia House health committee passed H.B. 1339, a bill which forms a health care coverage commission. The commission is a starting point for providing access to more than 400,000 Georgians to comprehensive, affordable health coverage, but should not replace immediate action

February 21, 2024
Georgia

ATLANTA, Georgia – February 20, 2024 – The Georgia legislature today filed a bill to form a comprehensive health care coverage commission, a starting point for ensuring more than 400,000 Georgians have access to comprehensive, affordable coverage. In response, Julie Vojtech, Government Relations Director for the American Cancer Society Cancer