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January 13, 2017

Today the House took the first step in repealing the Affordable Care Act, following Senate action earlier this week. As the process moves ahead, we urge lawmakers to craft a replacement plan that is immediately available and provides equal or better coverage for cancer patients and survivors.

January 5, 2017
National

Several of the nation’s leading patient organizations sent a letter to Congress today stressing the importance of protecting guaranteed access to comprehensive and affordable insurance coverage for patients with pre-existing health conditions.

January 4, 2017
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors...

December 8, 2016

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) sent a letter to congressional leadership today stressing that any repeal of the health care law needs to be accompanied by an immediate replacement.

November 10, 2016
Maine, Maine

Posted in the Nov. 10th edition of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram Read full article -- With a hard-fought campaign and election behind us, we now have the hard task of engaging with our elected representatives in order to plan for programs that ensure a happier

November 3, 2016
Washington

2017 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. To this end, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS

September 21, 2016
Montana

Local legislative candidates answered questions on current healthcare issues Tuesday night on topics ranging from tobacco use to legalizing the sale of raw milk. The Health Care Forum held by a non partisan group, Health Votes Montana 2016, posed questions such as tobacco prevention to local Montana legislative candidates.

September 14, 2016
Montana

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Health care is an important issue for most of Montanans. It was the topic of conversation for a handful of candidates hoping for a seat in the Montana Legislature. Half a dozen legislative candidates made their stances on health care known at Health Votes Montana State Legislative

September 14, 2016
District Of Columbia

A huge thank you to DC ACS CAN legislative ambassador, Thelma D. Jones who attended the annual ACS CAN Leadership Summit and Lobby Day on September 13, 2016. While on the Hill, Ms. Jones asked Congresswoman Holmes Norton to continue making cancer a national priority by increasing funding on cancer