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Close the loophole resulting in big colonoscopy bills for Medicare patients

Under Medicare, there should be no co-pay for a colonoscopy. But, if the doctor removes a polyp, you can wake up to a big bill. Ask Congress to end the loophole that allows this surprise charge.

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May 17, 2017

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs advanced legislation today that would make all Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities smoke-free.

May 17, 2017

ACS CAN joined 50 other leading health groups in urging the current administration to defend and fully implement the 2016 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule establishing public health oversight of electronic cigarettes, cigars and other previously unregulated tobacco products, also known as the deeming rule.

May 4, 2017

Today the House of Representatives passed a health care bill that could leave cancer patients, survivors and those at risk for the disease unable to access or keep quality health insurance.

Cancer Candor Blog

Last week was Childhood Cancer Action Day in Washington, D.C., where ACS CAN volunteer Heather Adler and her daughter, Abby, urged their members of Congress to increase funding for childhood cancer research. This guest blog post is from Heather, detailing their experience advocating on behalf of cancer patients.

Our Impact

We advocate for legislation as a catalyst to fight cancer.

70% decrease

in the high school cigarette smoking rate since 1997

23% 

decline in cancer death rates from 1991-2012 

18 million 

people benefited from expanded access to health insurance