This lifesaving legislation will aid in the development of new treatments and improve the quality of life for kids not only while they receive cancer treatments, but throughout the rest of their lives.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released a first-of-its-kind survey today assessing the impact of paid medical leave on cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. The survey of people affected by cancer revealed those with paid leave overwhelmingly said it had a positive effect on their physical and financial health.
Today the U.S. Senate passed a tax bill that essentially repeals the nation’s health care law with no replacement plan. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), eliminating the insurance requirement from current law would lead to 13 million more Americans being uninsured by 2027 and would increase premiums by 10 percent annually.
The states this year will collect a record $27.5 billion in revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend less than 3 percent of it – $721.6 million – on programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. The report challenges states to do more to fight tobacco use – the nation’s No. 1 cause of preventable disease and death – in order to accelerate progress and address large disparities in who still smokes in the United States.
Evelyn Saavedra leads our volunteer action team in Denver, Colorado. She loves her work and the impact it has in helping end suffering and death from cancer. Now, she wants to tell you why it's so easy for you to do it, too.