Increased Access to Medicaid

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Where you live should not determine whether you live. But, for millions of low-income Americans, the state they live in could determine if they have access to health services, including cancer care.  To date, 31 states have increased access to their Medicaid programs, providing more than nine million individuals and families access to health care coverage and to lifesaving tests like mammogramscolonoscopies and other cancer screenings. 

We are working in the remaining 19 states to reach the day when everyone has access to affordable health care.  Going to the doctor is much cheaper than going to the emergency room. And, for a family, preventing cancer is much less expensive than treating it. 

We know how to save lives from cancer.  And we know how to save money on health care costs.  Ensuring that low-income working families have access to affordable health insurance – especially during tough times – is an important first step.   

  

More than 30 states have increased access to health care through Medicaid, helping provide nine million Americans with access to lifesaving cancer care.

Latest Updates

April 20, 2018
Virginia

A letter to the editor from Dr. Bruce Waldholtz, ACS CAN Board Member, was published in the Virginian Pilot. In the letter, Dr. Waldholtz writes that "we have the opportunity to provide quality health coverage to those who need it so they can see a doctor regularly and get lifesaving

April 14, 2018
Michigan

Reader's view: Don't take lifeline from cancer patients To the editor: I was diagnosed with cancer 31 years ago. Today, I'm cancer free. Unless you've gone through this fight yourself or walked through it with a loved one, it may be hard to understand just how difficult fighting can be

April 11, 2018
Michigan

Detroit News: Letters to the Editor Medicaid work requirements unfair As a cancer survivor, I could not disagree more with the recent column, “ Work requirements can save Medicaid ,” Apr. 10. I am a bone cancer survivor, undergoing an aggressive treatment of

February 15, 2018
New Hampshire

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Amber Herting American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Phone: 508-450-8690 E-mail: [email protected] ACS CAN Applauds Sununu’s Commitment to Continued Access to Health Care for Granite Staters CONCORD – February 15, 2018 – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued his annual State of the State

Increased Access to Medicaid Resources

A Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver gives states flexibility to design and improve upon their Medicaid programs through pilot or demonstration projects.

A Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver gives states flexibility to design and improve upon their Medicaid programs through pilot or demonstration projects.

A Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver gives states flexibility to design and improve upon their Medicaid programs through pilot or demonstration projects.