Updates matching "Access to Health Care"

April 26, 2017

As part of our ongoing campaign to ensure any changes to the current health care law protect the needs of cancer patients and survivors, ACS CAN continues to help Congress see the issues through the lens of people impacted by cancer. As part of this effort, ACS CAN President Chris

April 21, 2017

ACS CAN volunteer Stretch Tuemmler was there to tell his story. He wanted to be sure Maine Senator Susan Collins understood the impact of the health care debate on cancer patients like him. He didn't expect to be featured in a New York Times article covering the event. Read

April 13, 2017

A rule change intended to help stabilize insurance markets created by the Affordable Care Act, restricts patients’ access to special enrollment periods, reduces the number of Essential Community Providers and lessens the actuarial value of some insurance plans sold in the marketplace—leaving patients vulnerable to higher out-of-pocket costs

April 11, 2017

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network today released its first report examining the costs of treating cancer, and specifically patients’ out-of-pocket expenses. The report found U.S. cancer patients paid nearly $4 billion in out-of-pocket costs in 2014 and the disease cost the country $87.8 billion in cancer-related health spending.

April 9, 2017
New York

Following New York State’s budget, agreement, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has expressed its shock and dismay that the interests of tobacco and e-cigarette lobbyists are being put before public health. While both chambers of the legislature and the governor included identical language to extend Clean

March 24, 2017

Today the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This bill, in its current form, would significantly alter the accessibility, adequacy and affordability of meaningful health insurance for millions of Americans, including those who have coverage through Medicaid.

March 16, 2017

Patients, doctors and several of the nation’s leading organizations that advocate for better health care for chronic disease patients joined today to express significant concerns about the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which is currently being debated in the U.S. House of Representatives.

March 13, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that under the House-proposed American Health Care Act the number of uninsured will increase by 14 million in 2018, 21 million by 2020 and then 24 million by 2026 relative to current law.

March 7, 2017

At age 20, I was diagnosed with metastatic soft tissue sarcoma, leaving me with 20-plus tumors in my lungs requiring frequent CT scans to monitor growth. Against all odds, I’ve survived and health coverage is my lifeline. Without health insurance, I don’t know how I would pay for the medical