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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.

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New Senate coronavirus bill needs critical health provisions

Ask your U.S. Senators to include three critical provisions in the new coronavirus relief bill to support cancer patients and survivors.

Latest Updates

July 15, 2020
North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – July 1, 2020 – Today, Gov. Cooper signed SB 361 into law officially enacting step therapy reform in the state. His signatures makes North Carolina the latest state alongside 20 others that have passed legislation to rehabiliate the “fail first” therapy process. The below is a

June 24, 2020
Michigan

LANSING, MI – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the steadfast commitment of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers. The virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems became a roadblock for the annual Cancer Action Day, so

June 17, 2020
National

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) submitted testimony today to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the topic of racial and ethnic disparities in the health care system that often result in an unequal cancer burden. The hearing is focused on disparities in the overall health care system, as well as those around COVID-19.

June 10, 2020
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – June 9, 2020 – As lawmakers look to address both the budget deficit from earlier in the legislative session and the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to significantly increase Georgia’s low tobacco taxes and the crucial part it can play in the state’s recovery

Coronavirus Resources

More than 50 cancer groups called on the administration to take action to help cancer patients gain, maintain and afford health coverage during the ongoing pandemic.

Note: This is not a full summary of the three packages, but rather highlights of provisions most relevant to our cancer mission.

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