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Advocate Spotlight: Miranda Johnson, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

"Having a personal connection to an issue is part of what will make the work that you do resonate with so many people. It will drive your passion to do more research, learn about the issue, and look for ways in which you can contribute and help people."

Read more from Miranda about discovering the importance of being an advocate and sharing your story.

A Week of Government Spending and Blueprints for the Future

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Over the past week, Congress and the Trump Administration have made progress on government funding and budgeting for the coming years. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 was passed into law and Trump released his 2019 proposed budget—which does not carry the rule of law but does highlight the Administration’s priorities in the coming year. Both of these policy documents include significant health care issues.

Advocate Spotlight: Bev Soult, President/CEO of CSC Central Ohio

Thursday, February 1, 2018

"By becoming an advocate, at any level, we are able to unify our organization throughout the nation and become one voice for Cancer Support Community/Gilda’s Club, advocating for all cancer patients and survivors."

Read more from Bev about her own experience in advocacy, and her advice for those wanting to get more involved.

Ending the Government Shutdown and Funding Children’s Healthcare

Friday, January 26, 2018

Earlier this week, Congress passed a bill to keep the government open for another three weeks (until February 8) and extend the funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
for another six years.

Trump Administration to Allow Work Requirements for Medicaid Patients

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Today the Trump Administration released new eligibility requirements for nondisabled Medicaid recipients which would require them to work, seek employment, or engage in unpaid volunteer services.

Tax Bill Passes and Reforms Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The United States House of Representatives and Senate have passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which is expected to be signed into law by President Trump before the end of the year. Marking the largest overhaul of our tax system in decades, this bill also makes changes to our nation’s health care system and social safety net.

The American Health Care Act is Bad Legislation for Cancer Patients

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

As members of the U.S. Senate take time during the Memorial recess to consider the American Health Care Act (AHCA), advocates should take a moment to speak out about what this legislation might mean for their healthcare coverage and access to care.

American Health Care Act Changes in Advance of Vote

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Last night (March 20), House Republicans introduced amendments to their health care reform legislation the American Health Care Act. Check out our blog to find out details and sign up to be a grassroots advocate.

President Trump’s Budget Significantly Reduces Funding for Cancer Research

Friday, March 17, 2017

President Trump released his proposed budget, “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again” on Wednesday, March 15. It includes significant funding cuts, including a near 20% reduction to the Department of Health and Human Services and National Institutes of Health including the National Cancer Institute.

Replacing the Affordable Care Act: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The American Health Care Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 6, 2017. As this bill, and other proposals are considered, it is important for cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones to understand the potential implications of these changes.