Updates matching "Palliative Care"

June 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Today the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health is scheduled to markup the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA). The bipartisan bill would increase federal research funding for palliative care, including symptom and pain management, and would establish palliative care education and training

June 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act) with strong bipartisan support. The bill incorporates several opioid-related bills into one legislative package and includes key provisions that

June 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Advocates and volunteers from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will join the Patient Quality of Life Coalition (PQLC) on Capitol Hill today to share their stories with lawmakers as part of the coalition’s annual advocacy day. The PQLC includes over 40 organizations that

June 18, 2018

The following letter was published in the Omaha World Herald on June 10, 2018. I want to thank Rep. Don Bacon for signing on two important pieces of legislation in the last few weeks that would change the future for cancer patients and their families, if the bills pass.

May 3, 2018
Kentucky, Kentucky

2018 Kentucky Legislative Roundup The 2018 Kentucky Legislative Session ended on April 14. It was an eventful one, to say the least, filled with last minute surprises, pension reform, and a tax bill with changes going until the very last day. Despite a multitude of distractions, ACS CAN volunteers

April 27, 2018
South Carolina

Beth Johnson, government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, praises the South Carolina Legislature for passing a bill to create a Palliative Care and Quality of Life Study Committee and she urges Gov. McMaster to sign the bill into law.

April 24, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) marked up the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018. Included in the proposal are several promising provisions that aim to address addiction while maintaining access to necessary relief for individuals fighting pain from cancer and other serious

April 24, 2018

Nashville, TN–April 24, 2018– The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the Tennessee legislature for improving the quality of life of cancer patients and their families through palliative care. ACS CAN is proud to have led the effort to pass this legislation in Tennessee. Through their firsthand

April 16, 2018

COLUMBUS, OH – April 16, 2018 – State legislators will hear firsthand from cancer patients and survivors tomorrow during Cancer Awareness Day at the Capitol. The day-long gathering organized by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) draws cancer advocates from around the state to urge lawmakers