Oral Chemotherapy

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Imagine the choice for a cancer patient - stay at home and take a chemotherapy pill or travel miles from home to receive the drug through an IV. Seems easy, right? Unfortunately, many cancer patients are denied that simple choice because insurance companies can charge patients more for taking a pill while sitting at their own kitchen table than going to a doctor's office with receptionists, nurses and other overhead costs. 

We're working in states across the country and in Congress to pass laws requiring insurance companies to charge the same for chemotherapy pills as they do for an IV. Not only will these laws increase access to these lifesaving drugs for cancer patients, they will also improve patient quality of life. 

ACS CAN has helped pass laws in 42 states to improve chemotherapy choices for cancer patients.

Latest Updates

March 25, 2021
Michigan

LANSING, MI – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is thrilled to see the House pass oral chemotherapy fairness legislation today. ACS CAN wants to take this moment to thank Rep. Daire Rendon for supporting and sponsoring this legislation. It has never been more critical for people

February 24, 2021
Michigan

Lansing, MI – Today, House Republicans held a press conference to announce the Michigan House Healthcare Reform Plan. Andrew Schepers, director of government relations in Michigan for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction. “As an organization dedicated to reducing suffering and

February 4, 2021
Michigan

LANSING, MI - World Cancer Day is this Thursday, which makes this the perfect time to thank Rep. Daire Rendon for introducing oral chemo fairness legislation and to ask the legislature to act quickly to pass this legislation. It has never been more critical for people to be able

January 11, 2021
Michigan

LANSING, MI – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives our lawmakers can accomplish in the 2021 legislative session. Michigan has a long way to go regarding tobacco control policy and access to care