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ICYMI: May 19, 2017

Feature Story A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’ SUNDAY, May 14, 2017 (The New York Times) — Raylene Hollrah was 33, with a young daughter, when she learned she had breast cancer. She made a difficult decision, one she hoped would save her life: She had her breasts removed, underwent grueling chemotherapy and […]

ICYMI: March 31, 2017

Feature Story Repeal of Affordable Care Act Is Back on Agenda, Republicans Say TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (The New York Times) — Under extreme pressure from conservative activists, House Republican leaders and the White House have restarted negotiations on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But efforts to revive the legislation in the House […]

Republicans withdraw American Health Care Act

After failing to secure the needed votes for the American Health Care Act, House Republicans withdrew the bill from consideration and have decided not to pursue further health care legislation at this time. In the end, the changes this bill would have made to the Affordable Care Act by eliminating the Prevention and Public Health […]

ICYMI: March 24, 2017

Feature Story Sometimes, Cancer Is Just Bad Luck THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 (Bloomberg) — Don’t smoke. Wear sunscreen. Eat broccoli. Avoid couches? For decades, the public has been warned of the link between exposure to all sorts of toxins and cancer. But according to a new study published on Thursday in Science, two-thirds of the […]

Proposed changes to American Health Care Act

House Republicans have made some changes to their proposed health care bill currently making its way through Congress. In a seven page “manager’s amendment,” Republican Members have added numerous provisions to shore up support for the bill. The Prevent Cancer Foundation® remains concerned about the potential impact on cancer prevention and early detection programs. Here’s […]

The American Health Care Act

Last night, the House released its replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act, the American Health Care Act. This bill makes significant changes to the health care system, and keeps some parts of the Affordable Care Act in place while ending others and changing the way others work. Here’s what we can say about the […]

Prevention on the chopping block

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) included new funding for preventive health and new protections for cancer survivors. We need to act now to protect these programs. The following programs are in danger: Prevention and Public Health Fund. This program, first put in place by the Affordable Care Act, provides grants for community […]

ICYMI: February 24, 2017

Feature Story Exercise linked to better breast cancer outcomes WEDNESDAY, February 22, 2017 (Reuters) — Several lifestyle changes can improve outcomes after a breast cancer diagnosis, but exercise is far and away the best habit to establish, researchers say. Women with breast cancer, whether newly diagnosed or at any time in their “survivorship” phase, need to […]

The Patient Freedom Act: What would it do?

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) have released the first proposal for a replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Titled the “Patient Freedom Act,” this bill would provide a compromise, where states could choose whether or not they would keep the structure of the ACA.  Here are the key points: State […]

What’s Happening with the Affordable Care Act?

What’s happening with the Affordable Care Act? UPDATE (JAN. 13, 2017 – 5:25PM)—The House of Representatives voted on the budget resolution today and approved it by a vote of 227 to 198.  This means the House and Senate can move ahead quickly with the reconciliation vote that would officially repeal the ACA.    (JAN. 13, […]