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Updates matching "Access to Health Care"

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 9, 2018
Virginia

Working together, we can convince lawmakers in Virginia that fighting cancer should be a top priority. Our elected leaders make critical decisions that affect cancer-related programs and issues. With your help, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is leading the fight to conquer cancer at the State

January 4, 2018
National

As directed by the president’s executive order, the Department of Labor issued proposed rules governing the expansion of association health plans (AHP).

January 3, 2018
New York

Julie Hart, director of New York government relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released the following statement following the delivery of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Message: “In 2017 Governor Cuomo, and the state legislature enacted numerous important public health measures such as

December 20, 2017
National

Today Congress approved a final tax bill that essentially repeals the nation’s health care law with no replacement. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), eliminating the insurance requirement from current law would lead to 13 million more Americans being uninsured by 2027 and would increase premiums by 10 percent annually.

December 1, 2017
National

Today the U.S. Senate passed a tax bill that essentially repeals the nation’s health care law with no replacement plan. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), eliminating the insurance requirement from current law would lead to 13 million more Americans being uninsured by 2027 and would increase premiums by 10 percent annually.

November 15, 2017
National

ACS CAN has sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Leadership opposing a provision in the tax bill that would eliminate the mandate that Americans purchase health insurance coverage.

November 10, 2017
Nebraska

ACS CAN advocate's letter featured in the Lincoln Journal Star