Updates matching "Access to Health Care"

July 24, 2017

A new report shows that while opportunities for coverage have improved, cancer patients still struggle with significant financial challenges in affording their treatment despite substantial reductions in out-of-pocket costs and patient protections under current law.

July 19, 2017

Any attempt to repeal the ACA without replacing it with equal or better coverage will leave our health care system in shambles. If the existing law is abolished, 32 million Americans could lose their insurance coverage in the next decade. This approach is completely unacceptable for the patients we represent.

July 19, 2017

ACS CAN joined 12 other major patient advocacy groups in asking all Senators to vote no on repeal.

July 17, 2017

Sacramento, CA – The voices of cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones are making a difference at the Capitol as evidenced by the critically-important cancer-fighting policies that passed the Legislature in 2016. The advocacy affiliate for the American Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN),

July 14, 2017

The latest version of the bill released is shockingly worse than earlier drafts and could be devastating to cancer patients and survivors.

July 13, 2017

ACS CAN Kansas staff set out on a #RoadtriptoPalco to attend Sen. Moran's town hall and to ask him to protect quality, affordable healthcare.

July 12, 2017

The House advanced legislation to reauthorize and expand the FDA's user fee programs that maintain a strong partnership between the FDA and industry, with the goal of bringing pharmaceutical drugs and devices to the market, and making them accessible to patients, as expeditiously as possible.

July 5, 2017

A new poll reveals that the Senate health care bill is deeply unpopular with most Americans if it includes Medacaid cuts.

June 27, 2017
New York

Thanks to the efforts of ACS CAN volunteers across the state, the NYS Legislature advanced a number of important bills to prevent and treat cancer. Tobacco Control E-cigarette loophole: Passed both houses. Under this proposal, e-cigarette use would be prohibited in areas covered by the state’s Clean Indoor