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Expanding Short-Term Plans Is BAD For Cancer Patients And Survivors

 Ask your member of Congress to reach out to Secretary Azar and ask him to stop the short-term plan rule from moving forward unless concerns from the patient community are addressed.

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May 11, 2018

Proposals expected to be announced as part of the administration's American Patients First plan, include various changes to Medicare’s prescription drug program, such as protecting beneficiaries from catastrophic costs through an out-of-pocket maximum, and requiring plans to share a minimum portion of drug rebates with patients.

September 22, 2016

Next week the U.S. Senate is expected to take up a short-term continuing resolution to fund the federal government through December.

April 24, 2018

Advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will be on Capitol Hill today asking Congress to support initiatives that would increase research and improve treatment for children with cancer.

Cancer Candor Blog
May 17, 2018

Last week the president introduced a proposal to rein in the cost of prescription medications in the U.S. I commend the administration for prioritizing an issue that so acutely impacts those who have been diagnosed with cancer.

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We advocate for legislation as a catalyst to fight cancer.

70% decrease

in the high school cigarette smoking rate since 1997


decline in cancer death rates from 1991-2015 

18 million 

people benefited from expanded access to health insurance