Study Shows Few Cancer Deaths in Medicaid Expansion States

A recent study has shown that states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) have seen less cancer deaths.[1][2]

The study looked at patients under 65 and found that expansion states saw a 29% drop in cancer deaths, while the drop was 25% in states that did not.

For more, see the citations or see the study itself from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) “Greater Decline in Cancer-Related Deaths Seen in Medicaid Expansion States in First Nationwide Study.”

“This is the first study to show the benefit of Medicaid expansion on cancer death rates on a national scale,” said Anna Lee, MD, MPH, who is the lead author and radiation oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York. “We now have evidence that Medicaid expansion has saved the lives of many people with cancer across the United States,” she added.

Article Citations
  1. Study ties ‘Obamacare’ to fewer cancer deaths in some states.
  2. Study links Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare to fewer cancer deaths.

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