Access to Care

At the American Cancer Society, we're working every day to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. But we can't continue our progress while millions of underinsured and uninsured Americans don't have access to lifesaving cancer care. Read below to learn about what we're doing to ensure everyone has access to quality health care and how you can help.

Taylor's Story

No one should have to choose between saving their life and their life savings. Read the eye-opening story of Taylor Wilhite, a cancer survivor who at age 11 had already reached her insurance plan’s lifetime coverage limit, leaving her family unable to afford the additional care she needed.

Learn More

Take an in-depth look at a crisis that affects everyone. Learn more about the link between insurance coverage and access to care, the holes in the health insurance system that cancer patients face even when they are insured, and the need for improved access to health care for all Americans.

Speak Up

Tell us how lack of access to quality, affordable coverage has affected your life. Together we can work to ensure that access to health care is never a barrier to cancer prevention and treatment.

Take Action

Now is your chance to take action. Learn more about the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the American Cancer Society’s advocacy affiliate, and how you can become involved. ACS CAN is the leading voice of cancer patients in the effort to ensure access to quality, affordable care for all Americans