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Updates matching "Increased Access to Medicaid"

May 11, 2022
North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – May 11, 2022 – Gov. Roy Cooper released his budget priorities ahead of the 2022 regular session, including expanding Medicaid eligibility in the state. On behalf of all families touched by cancer – and the over 600,000 North Carolinians who would finally be able to access

April 26, 2022

Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today aims to improve access to quality health care for and decrease health disparities in communities of color.

April 15, 2022
Wisconsin

Governor Tony Evers vetoed two bills that would have tightened access to health care coverage for limited-income Wisconsinites. Senate Bill 905/Assembly Bill 934 aimed to require Medicaid enrollees to prove eligibility and re-apply every six months. Senate Bill 912/Assembly Bill 936 would have added new work rules to the program,

April 14, 2022
North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – April 14, 2022 – To mark Medicaid Awareness Month, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is shining a bright light on what increasing eligibility for the state’s Medicaid program would mean for North Carolina families in the fight against cancer. “Cancer isn’t partisan

April 13, 2022
Missouri

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Emily Kalmer JEFFERSON CITY, MO - “The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) continues to oppose HJR 117 since it would send the issue of expanded access to healthcare coverage back to the

March 23, 2022
Mississippi

JACKSON, MISS. – Today marks 12 years since the historic passage of the Affordable Care Act. Yet over 228,000 Mississippians remain uninsured, denied coverage by state lawmakers who refuse to increase access to Medicaid. “Where you live shouldn’t determine if you live – unfortunately, in Mississippi, it does,” said

March 23, 2022
North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – March 23, 2022 – Today marks 12 years since the historic passage of the Affordable Care Act, and yet over 372,400 North Carolinians remain uninsured, denied coverage by state lawmakers who refuse to increase access to Medicaid. North Carolina is one of only 12 states that has

March 23, 2022
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Today marks 12 years since the historic passage of the Affordable Care Act. Yet, around 300,000 Tennesseans remain uninsured, denied coverage by state lawmakers who refuse to increase access to Medicaid. “Where you live shouldn’t determine if you live – unfortunately, in Tennessee, it does,” said Emily

March 23, 2022
South Dakota

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Today marks 12 years since the historic passage of the Affordable Care Act, and yet roughly 42,500 South Dakotans remain uninsured, denied coverage by state lawmakers who refuse to increase access to Medicaid. South Dakota is one of only 12 states that has not increased access