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October 18, 2017

Senate Votes to Improve Chemotherapy Access

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.

October 18, 2017

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.

October 18, 2017

Early this morning Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) made public the details of a bipartisan deal to stabilize the individual insurance market.

October 13, 2017

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.

October 12, 2017

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.

Media Contacts

Alissa Crispino
Vice President, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC
Allison Miller
Director, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC
Jill Courtney
Senior Manager, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC

Media Campaigns

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.