Medicaid Expansion Tied to Earlier Cancer Detection

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Lower rate of advanced-stage disease, but no improvement in timely cancer care.

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated not only with increased insurance rates for newly diagnosed cancer patients, but also reduced likelihood of advanced-stage disease at diagnosis, a large retrospective analysis found.

This rise in early-stage diagnoses corresponded with a larger decrease in advanced cases in expansion states.

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