Updates matching "Increased Access to Medicaid"

July 28, 2022
North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – July 28, 2022 – The North Carolina legislature adjourned today for the month after reconvening for the first time since passing the fiscal year 2022 budget. The House and Senate will reconvene periodically over the next five months and have the ability to address priority issues

July 1, 2022

We have good news: One of our top lobbyists just confirmed that members of Congress are hopeful about their negotiations on an upcoming legislative package that could expand access to quality, affordable health care.

June 21, 2022
North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – June 21, 2022 – A new series of advertisements paid for by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) launched yesterday citing the impact Medicaid expansion can have on the health of North Carolinians as well as the state economy and rural areas, following a

June 17, 2022

The facts are clear: expanding access to Medicaid saves lives from cancer. Yet lawmakers in 12 states refuse to expand access to Medicaid for more than 2 million people who desperately need it. In fact, a new study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society shows the survival rate for people newly diagnosed with cancer is higher in states that have expanded Medicaid than in states that have not.

June 13, 2022

For ACS CAN volunteers nationwide, the past week has been packed with action – and with negotiations on an upcoming legislative package underway in Congress right now, it’s exactly the time to act. All the way from Maine to Arizona, ACS CAN volunteers hosted rallies and events throughout the country to let Congress know that affordable cancer is past due.

June 3, 2022

Photos of the event here . Phoenix , Ariz. – Last night, cancer advocates in Phoenix kicked off National Cancer Survivor Month with an important message to Congress: affordable cancer care is PAST DUE. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers gathered on Thursday for an evening

June 1, 2022
North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – June 1, 2022 – Today, the Senate is scheduled to hear NC Health Works, a bill that includes provisions to increase Medicaid eligibility. The below is a statement on behalf of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) ahead of the bill moving

May 27, 2022
National, North Carolina

Earlier this week, North Carolina Senate leaders introduced a bill to increase eligibility for the state’s Medicaid program. If passed, this bill would expand quality, affordable coverage to more than 600,000 North Carolinians, many with serious and chronic health conditions.

May 18, 2022
North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – May 18, 2022 – For nearly 10 consecutive years, Medicaid expansion has been debated amongst North Carolina lawmakers and put on the backburner. That all might change during this session as lawmakers continue to have the most robust conversations on the issue since the passage