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The Affordable Health Care Act: New Legislation Introduced to Strengthen the ACA While the Law Remains at Risk

Monday, June 29, 2020

The ACA has provided health insurance coverage to millions of Americans through the establishment of individual marketplaces and the expansion of Medicaid. It also has protected Americans with pre-existing conditions and allowed young adults to stay on their parent's insurance until the age of 26. Read on to learn about the impact the law has had on the cancer community as well as the current threat to the ACA.

Addressing and Overcoming Health Inequities

Monday, June 15, 2020

We are facing extremely challenging times in our country due to the many layers of crisis and strife affecting our families, our communities and our nation. The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, as well as COVID-19 disproportionately affecting racial and ethnic minorities, lay bare the racial inequities in our society and magnify very real systemic and institutional injustices. The Cancer Support Community (CSC) will continue to advocate for health care policies that break down inequities and enable all individuals to have access to affordable medical care and support.

Advocate Spotlight: Rachel Gerstenfeld

Friday, June 12, 2020

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in cancer advocacy. Read on to learn more about Rachel, a graduate student at the University of Maryland getting a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Policy.

If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!

Advocate Spotlight: Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in cancer advocacy. Read on to learn more about Siobhan, and her path to become the Executive Director of Gilda's Club Kansas City.

If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!

Advocate Spotlight: Ben White

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in cancer advocacy. Read on to learn more about Ben, and how his cancer diagnosis led him to pursue a career in cancer advocacy.

If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!

A Conversation with Patrick Dempsey on Cancer Care

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CSC President Linda Bohannon sat down with actor and racecar driver Patrick Dempsey to discuss his work in cancer care, including The Dempsey Center, the importance of patient empowerment and more.

Advocate Spotlight: Shannon La Cava

Monday, December 3, 2018

Each month, the Cancer Policy Insitute profiles advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for the month of December and her recent dive into advocacy. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!

Advocate Spotlight: Yovana Portillo, Phoenix, Arizona

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Each month, the Cancer Policy Insitute profiles advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for the month of October and her passion to advocate for and destigmatize lung cancer. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!

New Transparency Laws Could Help Patients Reduce Out-of-Pocket Drug Spending

Thursday, October 18, 2018

President Trump recently signed two bills into law aimed at reducing patients’ out-of-pocket spending on prescription medications. The “Patient’s Right to Know Drug Prices Act” and the “Know the Lowest Price Act” address a practice known as “gag clauses.”

Advocate Spotlight: Michael Holtz, Knoxville, Tennessee

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Each month, the Cancer Policy Insitute profiles advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for the month of September and his passion to advocate for education, patient support, and policy change. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!

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