The American Cancer Society has a lobbying arm called the Cancer Action Network [Read about it here.] The ACS CAN recently launched a big initiative for cancer patients called "Surviving the System". They launched it with a Lobby Day which took place on the 20th.
- Nearly one in three people diagnosed with cancer under the age of 65 has been uninsured since their cancer diagnosis. Scientific research shows that being uninsured can adversely impact your chance of survival.
- One in five families affected by cancer have used up all or most of their savings because of health care costs and more than 40 percent have had difficulty affording their health care costs in the last two years.
- More than two-thirds of Americans under age 65 who tried to find insurance outside their employer couldn’t afford a plan.