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Help us fight for laws that will save lives and protect lung health.

Everyone deserves to breathe healthy air, have access to resources to help them quit smoking, get the best medical care and benefit from innovations in research. Everyone deserves a cure.

With your help, we can ensure our policymakers pay attention to issues that affect lung health and take action to pass laws and put in place programs that will save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

3 Things You Can Do Today

  1. Take action for lung health through our Lung Action Network
  2. Spread the word about laws and policies that impact lungs
  3. Make a donation and support lung health policy initiatives

Join the Lung Action Network

Join our network of advocates and make your voice heard. Support policies that will save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Sign up and we'll email you when it's time to contact your representatives and policymakers.

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What Do We Advocate For?

We work year-round to ensure laws are passed to keep everyone's lungs healthy. Read about our priority areas for public policy advocacy.

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Our Advocacy Victories

With your help, we rally behind laws and policies that improve lung health for everyone. Here's a glimpse at some of our major advocacy wins. We can't do it without you!

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Public Policy Positions

See the American Lung Association's public policy positions on lung health, tobacco and health, healthy air, energy and other issues.

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Advocacy Archive

Find American Lung Association letters, comments, testimony and legal briefs submitted in support of our lung health policy agenda.

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Make Your Voice Heard

Stand with Lung Association advocates around the world and make your voice heard. Help create a world free of lung disease.

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A Coordinated Attack: Reducing Access to Care in State Medicaid Programs

Medicaid is the largest single payer of healthcare in the United States. This policy brief details how access to care in the Medicaid population is being undermined by a coordinated effort from the Administration and states through Medicaid 1115 Waivers. The impact could create insurmountable barriers to healthcare for people living with serious and chronic illnesses, such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma and hundreds of thousands of people losing their healthcare coverage.

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Questions about your lung health? Need help finding healthcare? Call 1-800-LUNGUSA.

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