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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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Ask the U.S. Senate to immediately pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Congress: Include provisions to support cancer patients in the fourth coronavirus relief package

These are extraordinary times. And the struggle for cancer patients to maintain their lifesaving treatment has never been greater. Send a message to your Members of Congress asking them to include important patient provisions in the next coronavirus relief package.

Latest Updates

May 27, 2020
National

Cancer patients and survivors are finding it increasingly challenging to get necessary health care as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Many are experiencing financial stress and mental health issues as they try to navigate the difficult health and economic environment.

May 15, 2020
National

Today the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Heroes Act, a package of legislative proposals aimed at addressing numerous pandemic-related health, research and economic relief needs. Included in the bill are several provisions that would make it easier for Americans to maintain or gain health insurance coverage.

May 13, 2020
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – 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 American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) continues to urge the Georgia General Assembly to increase the state’s tobacco tax to $1.87

April 16, 2020
National

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

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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