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Updates matching "Increased Access to Medicaid"

May 13, 2021
Missouri

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Emily Kalmer Jefferson City, MO - "Earlier this year, during his state of the state address, Gov. Parson committed to upholding the will of Missouri voters by funding Medicaid expansion. The legislature has ignored the governor's

April 30, 2021
North Dakota

BISMARCK—The North Dakota Legislature adjourned last night and passed its 2021-2023 biennium budget, which includes funding for critical cancer screening programs and tobacco prevention and cessation efforts. They also reauthorized Medicaid expansion funding for another two years. Kendra Krueger of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in

April 22, 2021
Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today, the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee passed the state’s operating budget. The committee’s budget does not include Gov. Parson’s recommendations for funding the expansion of MO Healthnet, Missouri’s Medicaid program. The following statement can be attributed to the following health advocacy organizations: American Cancer Society

March 29, 2021
Wyoming

The Wyoming Senate is set to consider House Bill 162 to increase access to Medicaid for an estimated 25,000 low-income, uninsured Wyoming residents. The bill passed the House last week, and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, and the Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), urge the Senate to follow suit and pass this lifesaving legislation.

March 24, 2021
Wyoming

Cheyenne, Wyo.—Today, the Wyoming House of Representatives passed legislation that paves the way to increase access to Medicaid for thousands of low-income, uninsured Wyoming residents. The Senate will now consider House Bill 162. Following is a statement from R.J. Ours, the government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer

March 23, 2021

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing today—the eleventh anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law—on several bills aimed at strengthening the ACA. The bills include funding for outreach and enrollment efforts, money for more navigators to help people find and select coverage, limiting access to short-term limited duration health plans, and bills to reduce premiums and encourage Medicaid expansion, among others.

March 18, 2021
Wyoming

CHEYENNE—Tonight the House Revenue Committee passed House Bill 162 that could increase access to Medicaid for thousands of low-income, uninsured Wyoming residents. Following is a statement from R.J. Ours, the government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: "Today’s vote is a key step forward for thousands

March 17, 2021
Alabama

ASSESTS AVAILABLE: Pictures / Full Video (3:55) / Trailer (0:45) MONTGOMERY, AL – March 16, 2021 – A film by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) features the stories of those disproportionally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and

March 4, 2021
Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) volunteers’ steadfast commitment. Because of the virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems, cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers from across the state