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Updates matching "Colorectal Cancer"

April 29, 2021
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Gov. Daniel McKee will sign into law The Maryellen Goodwin Colorectal Cancer Screening Act, which ensures Rhode Islanders can access affordable preventative colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 45. It does this by eliminating cost-sharing for all preventative colorectal cancer screening tests for people 45

April 26, 2021
Texas

AUSTIN, TX — April 23, 2021 — With overwhelming bi-partisan support, Senate lawmakers today passed SB1028 – a bill that will eliminate a major financial barrier for Texans to receive their preventive colorectal cancer screenings. The bill was passed out of the Senate Business and Commerce Committee unanimously before being

April 13, 2021
Texas

AUSTIN, TX – April 13, 2021 – Sponsored by Sen. Huffman and Sen. Zaffirini, SB 1028 will be heard by the Senate Business and Commerce Committee today at 8 a.m. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is in support of the bipartisan legislation that would save

April 6, 2021
Texas

AUSTIN, TX — April 5, 2021 — The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's (ACS CAN) volunteers' steadfast commitment. Cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers from across Texas traveled virtually to the state capitol last week to meet with over

March 17, 2021
Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb. – Due to the COVID-19 virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems, cancer patients, survivors and advocates met virtually with their senators as part of Nebraska Cancer Action Day to make fighting the disease a legislative priority. The annual event organized by the American

March 9, 2021
Texas

AUSTIN, TX – March 9, 2021 – Late last week, Sen. Joan Huffman and Sen. Judith Zaffirini filed bill SB 1028 that would ensure insurance coverage of colorectal screenings for men and women across Texas starting at the age of 45 and would remove cost-sharing for a follow-up colonoscopy

March 3, 2021
South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC – March 3, 2021 – Beginning today through March 12, the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion will be lit blue for the first time in honor of colorectal cancer awareness month. In partnership with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network

March 1, 2021
Texas

AUSTIN, TX – March 1, 2021 – Beginning today, Texans covered by Medicaid with an average risk of colorectal cancer will have their screenings covered starting at age 45. The updated Medicaid policy was supported by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and comes in lieu

February 1, 2021
Alabama

MONTGOMERY, AL – February 1, 2021 – As lawmakers prepare to dive into the first day of the 2021 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives our lawmakers can accomplish in the new year. Alabama has the