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The Prevent Cancer Foundation® mourns the loss of former Rep. John Dingell

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is saddened to learn of the death of our dear friend, former Rep. John Dingell of Michigan. As the longest-serving member of Congress in history, Congressman Dingell was a champion for affordable and accessible health care for all, presiding over the House vote that approved Medicare in 1965 and playing an […]

Kentucky imposes mandatory work requirements for Medicaid recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. — After the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new guidance allowing states to restructure their benefit designs and eligibility requirements, Kentucky became the first state to receive approval to impose work requirements for its Medicaid beneficiaries. This departure from previous policy may […]

ICYMI: June 30, 2017

  Feature Story Vote Delayed as G.O.P. Struggles to Marshal Support for Health Care Bill TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (The New York Times) — Facing intransigent Republican opposition, the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, on Tuesday delayed a vote on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, dealing another setback to Republicans’ seven-year effort to […]

ICYMI: December 4, 2015

Feature Story Rise in Early Cervical Cancer Detection Is Linked to Affordable Care Act TUESDAY, November 24, 2015 (The New York Times) — Cancer researchers say there has been a substantial increase in women under the age of 26 who have received a diagnosis of early-stage cervical cancer, a pattern that they say is most […]

ICYMI: August 28, 2015

Feature Story Blood Test Could Predict Breast Cancer’s Return THURSDAY, August 27, 2015 (Discovery News) — An experimental blood test may be able to predict whether a woman with breast cancer will suffer a relapse months before new tumors would be detectable on scans, researchers said Wednesday. The technology, described in the journal Science Translational […]

Happy 50th Anniversary to Medicare and Medicaid

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs. For 50 years, these two programs have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of American families, saving lives, and improving the economic security of our nation. This anniversary is particularly important to the Prevent Cancer Foundation as […]