The Michigan Senate today voted in favor of a bill to ensure oral chemotherapy is not subject to higher out-of-pocket costs than intravenous chemotherapy. It now moves to the House of Representatives for further consideration.
Lance Barbour has been named government relations director for Louisiana by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The announcement was made by James Gray, ACS CAN’s Managing Director for the organization’s South Central Region.
The administration announced yesterday evening it will immediately end funding for cost sharing reductions (CSRs) that help low- and middle-income families afford their health coverage. The announcement follows an executive order issued earlier in the day encouraging the creation of association health plans and signaling a change in the rules governing the length and renewability of short-term catastrophic insurance plans.
Today’s executive order jeopardizes the ability of millions of cancer patients, survivors and those at risk for the disease from being able to access or afford meaningful health insurance. Exempting an entire set of health plans from covering essential health benefits like prescription drugs or specialty care and allowing expansion and renewability of bare-bones short-term plans will split the insurance market.
I'm delighted that NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse Jr has agreed to share his personal cancer story on my blog. He is a very talented and inspirational individual, who can help make a difference in our battle against a lethal disease. In so doing, he can highlight the importance of cancer awareness.
In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Missouri Deputy ACT Lead Allison Johnson shares her experience as a childhood cancer survivor and advocate for the childhood cancer community in a guest blog.
Coaches John Gallagher from the University of Hartford, Jeff Jones from Old Dominion University, Jack Murphy from Northern Arizona University, and Josh Pastner from Georgia Tech University joined ACS CAN volunteers on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to make the fight against cancer a priority.
Throughout the year, ACS CAN and its volunteers work to impact the cancer burden by making sure lawmakers are aware of the issues that matter to them at all levels of government. September marks one of the most powerful and exciting times of the year as we gather hundreds of our advocates in the nation’s capital as part of our annual Leadership Summit and Lobby Day.
ACS CAN launched a media campaign in June 2017 to encourage lawmakers to develop policies that foster a strong health insurance market, providing affordable and comprehensive coverage options for those with serious illnesses like cancer.