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July 22, 2021

The Missouri Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit to force the state to implement Medicaid expansion. The following is a statement from Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).

July 15, 2021

U.S. Reps. Darren Soto (D-FL) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation that will be considered by the House Energy and Commerce Committee today to extend funding for Medicaid in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The legislation is supported by House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA).

July 15, 2021
Guam

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Reps. Darren Soto (D-FL) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation that was considered by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday, July 15 to extend funding for Medicaid in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The

June 23, 2021
Missouri

Jefferson City, MO - June 23, 2021 - Today, the Cole County circuit court ruled against the plaintiffs in the lawsuit that would force the state to implement expanded eligibility for Medicaid. Cancer patients cannot wait for further legal battles to access the lifesaving

June 22, 2021
Texas

AUSTIN, TX – June 22, 2021 – With the deadline to sign passing, Gov. Abbott has allowed bill (HB 3924) into law that would create new non-insurance coverage through the Texas Farm Bureau -- allowing the sale of inadequate health plans that are exempt from state insurance regulation

June 17, 2021
National

The nation’s leading patient advocacy groups are praising the U.S. Supreme Court ruling today upholding the health care law known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Court ruled the plaintiff states and taxpayers did not have standing to bring the suit.

June 10, 2021
North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – June 10, 2021 – A new study from the American Cancer Society released by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) shows the lifesaving impact increasing access t o Medicaid has on cancer survivorship. The study finds that patients with cancer living in

June 10, 2021
Alabama

MONTOMGERY, AL – MAY 20, 2021 – A new study from the American Cancer Society released by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) shows the lifesaving impact increasing access t o Medicaid has on cancer survivorship. The study finds that patients with cancer living

June 1, 2021
National

The Biden administration released its budget for FY 22 late last week. Included in the budget is an additional $9 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including $6.5 for the creation of a new department within the NIH called the Advanced Research Project Agency on Health (ARPA-H).