New American Cancer Society Finds Increasing Access to Medicaid Saves Lives from Cancer

May 20, 2021

A new study from the American Cancer Society released by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) shows the lifesaving impact increasing access to Medicaid has on cancer survivorship. The study finds that patients with cancer living in states with lower Medicaid income eligibility limits had worse long-term survival rates. ACS CAN has long advocated for states to increase access to Medicaid and continues to work with lawmakers in the 12 remaining states that have not yet done so to take this critical step to ensure more individuals have access to Medicaid programs. Increasing access to more adults with lower incomes promotes earlier cancer detection, fewer deaths and improved outcomes for patients.

ASCO’s media statement on Association of state Medicaid income eligibility limits and long-term survival after cancer diagnosis in the United States

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