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Cancer won’t stop. And neither will we.

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, many cancer patients are facing tremendous challenges accessing the care they need to fight their cancer. From delayed treatment to losing their job and health insurance, the potential struggle for cancer patients has never been greater.

ACS CAN is working to add critical patient provisions to the coronavirus stimulus packages being debated in Congress as well as working at the state and local levels to expand access to important health services and coverage.

Latest Updates

January 10, 2022
Maine

Augusta, ME – T omorrow, the Health and Human Services Committee of the Maine legislature will hold a public hearing on LD 867 “An Act To Prohibit Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for 5 Years To Allow for Safety Testing and Investigations into Reproductive Harm”. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

January 5, 2022
Wisconsin

Madison, Wis. — Jan. 5, 2022— Assembly Bill 675, which is set to be heard today in the Assembly Committee on Constitution and Ethics, would undermine vaccine requirements. With record numbers of COVID-19 cases sweeping across the country, lawmakers should do all they can to protect their constituents by

December 20, 2021
New Hampshire

Concord, NH – In the coming weeks, the New Hampshire Legislature will convene for the 2022 session and consider legislation that would undermine vaccine requirements. The below statement is on behalf of Mike Rollo, New Hampshire director of Government Relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS

November 15, 2021
Idaho

BOISE, Idaho—Nov. 15, 2021—Idaho’s legislature will reconvene this week to challenge vaccine requirements. As leading national public health organizations, whose top priority is the safety of those with cancer and other chronic illnesses, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the American Lung Association and The Leukemia &

Coronavirus Resources

The upheaval to the U.S. economy caused by the pandemic has resulted in many Americans losing their jobs and their employer-provided health insurance. Mid-year coverage disruptions are costly because cancer patients like Franklin who have already met their deductible and maximums near the beginning of the year must pay another deductible and reach their new maximum out-of-pocket amount when they start their new insurance plan.

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, the impact on cancer patients and survivors has further increased.  This follow-up to our April Survivor Views survey shows how the pandemic is affecting cancer survivors’ access the health care, financial stability, and well-being.

The COVID-19 pandemic and responses to help prevent its spread have had far-reaching impact on all Americans, and particularly on cancer patients and survivors.