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February 11, 2019

Today lawmakers in Utah passed a bill to reverse the will of Utah voters and undermine access to effective cancer prevention and treatment. The bill, now headed to Governor Gary Herbert’s desk, would delay the start date of Medicaid expansion in Utah, lower the income threshold for eligibility and add administrative barriers that would restrict access to the program.

February 5, 2019
Kansas

Approximately 60 cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state gathered in Topeka today to urge lawmakers to improve Kansans’ access to health care coverage and confront youth smoking rates.

February 4, 2019
Utah

SALT LAKE CITY—Today, the Utah Senate passed Senate Bill 96 that reverses the will of Utah voters and will undermine effective cancer prevention and treatment in the state. Utah voters passed Proposition 3 last November to increase access to Medicaid for 150,000 low-income residents earning less than $16,700 a year

January 24, 2019
National

“When you limit drug therapies, you threaten lives.” This headline leads a new ad campaign launched by ACS CAN and nearly 60 other organizations that include patient and provider groups. The ad campaign calls on Congress and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to stop proposed policy changes

November 9, 2018
National

These new policies will help prevent and reduce the burden of cancer.

November 7, 2018
National

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Christopher W. Hansen, President of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), released this statement following Tuesday’s election: “Yesterday, voters from Florida to Idaho made it clear: fighting cancer is a top priority for the American people. By passing measures to increase access to health

September 26, 2018
Virginia

Virginia State Sen. Hanger received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in recognition of his dedication to expand access to health care.

August 9, 2018
South Carolina

South Carolina is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer.

August 9, 2018
North Carolina

North Carolina is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer.