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February 17, 2017
Minnesota

Minnesota’s leading patient advocacy groups will gather on Feb. 22, 2017, to deliver the message that any changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) must maintain critical patient protections and ensure coverage is affordable and adequate.

February 16, 2017
Hawaii

Since the fall of 2016, ACS CAN Hawaii-Pacific has been collecting petitions and stories in support of a state colorectal cancer screening and awareness program. We are pleased to announce that on January 20, 2017, the opening day of the Hawaii State Legislature, Sen. Rosalyn Baker introduced SB 398, which

February 16, 2017
North Carolina

Public health and policy experts gathered at Duke-Raleigh Hospital to discuss the potential impact of implementing smoke-free policies at the county and municipal levels in North Carolina.

February 15, 2017
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Feb. 15, 2017 – In response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s state budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Illinois Public Health Association, Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force and Susan G. Komen Chicagoland and Memorial affiliates released the following

February 15, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule changing regulations for Affordable Care Act marketplace insurance plans. Of particular concern to those affected by cancer are proposed changes to special enrollment periods and essential community provider requirements that are included in available insurance plans.

February 15, 2017
Texas

Leaders in the Texas Legislature took bold action to protect kids from tobacco addiction and save lives by introducing bipartisan legislation to raise the sale age of tobacco products in the state to 21.

February 13, 2017
Montana

As palliative care providers from across the state, we work with people battling cancer and other chronic diseases every day. We witness firsthand how a serious illness can impact almost every aspect of a person’s daily life. We’re proud to join the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and other

February 13, 2017
Wisconsin

Rep. Jeffrey Mursau (R-Crivitz), Rep. Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) and Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) introduced legislation last week to ensure “other tobacco products,” such as cigars and e-cigarettes, are not given preferential treatment over cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

February 10, 2017
Oregon

ACS CAN volunteers testify in front of Senate Committee about why raising the age of sale in Oregon matters.