Increased Access to Medicaid

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Where you live should not determine whether you live. But, for millions of low-income Americans, the state they live in could determine if they have access to health services, including cancer care.  To date, 38 states and the District of Columbia have increased access to their Medicaid programs, providing more than twelve million individuals and families access to health care coverage and to lifesaving tests like mammograms, colonoscopies and other cancer screenings. 

We are working in the remaining 12 states to reach the day when everyone has access to affordable health care.  Going to the doctor is much cheaper than going to the emergency room. And, for a family, preventing cancer is much less expensive than treating it. 

We know how to save lives from cancer.  And we know how to save money on health care costs.  Ensuring that low-income working families have access to affordable health insurance – especially during tough times – is an important first step.  

  

38 states have increased access to health care through Medicaid, helping provide twelve million Americans with access to lifesaving cancer care.

Latest Updates

September 23, 2022
National

Twelve groups representing millions of patients across the nation will file an amicus curiae - or friend of the court - brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect access to quality health care for individuals with Medicaid health coverage.

September 22, 2022
North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – September 22, 2022 – Today, the North Carolina General Assembly completed another short session and left the critical issue of Medicaid expansion unresolved, despite bipartisan leadership committing to taking action in the near future and broad, bipartisan support from state voters to do so. The below is

September 14, 2022
South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, SD —South Dakota voters strongly support Amendment D and expanding Medicaid, and an overwhelming majority want the legislature to act quickly to implement expansion if it passes, according to a new statewide poll. The poll, conducted by Glen Bolger, one of the Republican party’s leading pollsters, for the

July 28, 2022
North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – July 28, 2022 – The North Carolina legislature adjourned today for the month after reconvening for the first time since passing the fiscal year 2022 budget. The House and Senate will reconvene periodically over the next five months and have the ability to address priority issues

Increased Access to Medicaid Resources

An estimated 2.2 million low-income adults who would benefit from Medicaid if their state expanded coverage are now in the “coverage gap,” uninsured and unable to qualify for affordable health insurance. Congress must extend quality, affordable coverage to people who need it by closing the Medicaid coverage gap. 

ACS CAN submitted comments opposing Tennessee's proposal to fund its Medicaid program through a block grant and implement a closed formulary.