Monthly Archives June 2016

The Affordable Care Act and Cancer Stage at Diagnosis Among Young Adults

Xuesong Han, Strategic Director, Health Policy & Healthcare Delivery Research, American Cancer Society   With millions of Americans gaining insurance through the Affordable Care Act, we can expect to see a change in the distribution of insurance status among cancer patients. For example, a recent study published in Cancer (Parsons 2016) identified an increase in the rate of young adult cancer patients with private insurance following the implementation of the ACA dependent care provision in 2010. With the full implementation of the ACA expanding Medicaid eligibility in more than half of the states and creating marketplaces nationwide in 2014, I
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