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Updates matching "Access to Health Insurance"

December 15, 2018

Late Friday, a U.S. District Court judge in Texas overturned the Affordable Care Act and ruled that the entire health care law is unconstitutional. While the ruling could eventually eliminate critical protections for people like cancer patients and survivors, it will not immediately impact their health coverage. The law remains

December 14, 2018
National

The ruling by a U.S. District Court judge in Texas that the Affordable Care Act is invalid because Congress eliminated the individual mandate penalty in last year’s tax reform bill. The ruling, which could eliminate critical protections for people with pre-existing conditions and minimum insurance standards known as essential health benefits, is expected to be appealed.

December 4, 2018
National

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is troubled by reports that the administration is not enforcing a requirement that health plans provide accurate information in Medicare provider directories.

November 27, 2018
National

Results from a new nationwide poll released today show nearly seven in ten voters (68 percent) across party affiliations say people with pre-existing health conditions should have access to health coverage without paying more because of their health status and 80 percent agree that simply having health insurance isn’t enough.

November 27, 2018
National

A majority of voters from across the political spectrum believe every American deserves access to quality, affordable health coverage, regardless of their health status or pre-existing condition, according to a new ACS CAN poll. Nearly 7 in 10 voters said that patients with pre-existing conditions should not be

November 9, 2018
National

These new policies will help prevent and reduce the burden of cancer.

October 31, 2018
Minnesota

It’s so difficult to know where political candidates stand on the important issues. An organization I volunteer for, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, is trying to fix that, at least when it comes to understanding how our candidates would approach the issues that decide how Minnesota will experience

October 26, 2018
National

A District Court judge is expected to hear oral arguments in Washington, D.C., from groups challenging a rule implementing changes to short-term insurance plans. The hearing will allow plaintiffs to explain the devastating impact patients could face if bare-bones plans are permitted to be sold for up to 36 months.

October 22, 2018
National

The administration released guidance today to give states expanded authority to offer less comprehensive plans to individuals who purchase their health insurance coverage through the individual market.