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January 22, 2018

Congress today included funding to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years as part of a short-term extension in the FY18 spending bill. However, lawmakers delayed consideration of renewed funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) until later budget negotiations are completed.

January 16, 2018
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ –Jan. 16, 2018 – American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), New Jersey Government Relations Director Brian Shott released this statement prior to Governor Philip D. Murphy’s inauguration: “It is projected that in 2018 more than 53,000 New Jerseyans will hear the chilling message that they

January 11, 2018
Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA – January 11, 2018 – As lawmakers return to work after the holiday season the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is looking ahead to what public health initiatives can be accomplished in 2018. Pennsylvania has a long way to go when it comes to

January 11, 2018
National

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance allowing states to require “able-bodied” adults to work, participate in job training or volunteer in order to receive Medicaid health benefits. As part of the guidance, CMS exempts those who are deemed, “medically frail,” however the guidance does not clearly define who would be considered medically frail.

January 11, 2018
National

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data showing tobacco use by military veterans is nearly double the national average. The data, collected from 2010-2015 and published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, shows nearly 30 percent of veterans use some kind of tobacco.

January 10, 2018
District Of Columbia

Happy New Year! As we ring in the new year, I hope we can continue to count on you to help make 2018 another great year! This year's ACS CAN’s legislative priorities for the District of Columbia are: Increase the cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack to $4.50 per pack

January 10, 2018
Washington

2018 Washington State Legislative Priorities Cancer is one of the most preventable and increasingly curable life-threatening diseases – but only if we take the steps necessary to prevent it outright, detect it early, and improve access to care.

January 10, 2018
Virginia

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January 10, 2018
Maryland

Happy New Year! As we ring in the new year, I hope we can continue to count on our advocates' support to help make 2018 another great year! January 10th marks the first day of the Maryland General Assembly and this year's ACS CAN’s state legislative priorities are: Increase funding