Medicaid expansion leads to increase in early-stage cancer diagnoses

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Affordable Care Act led to an increase in the number of cancer diagnoses — particularly those at early stages — in states where Medicaid was expanded, according to research from Indiana University.

The research, published in the American Journal of Public Health, suggests that public health insurance may increase cancer detection, which can lead to fewer cancer deaths and better outcomes for patients.

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