Breast Cancer Screening Rates Are Higher in Medicaid Expansion States, Study Finds
The number of low-income women screened for breast cancer has increased over the past few years, partly because of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, according to a study presented Monday at the Radiological Society of North America's annual meeting. The study found that low-income women in states that had expanded Medicaid were 25% more likely to have been screened for breast cancer than those in non-expansion states. In non-expansion states, mammography rates among low-income women decreased from nearly 70% in 2008 to about 65% in 2012.
- "Obamacare Boosting Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor: Study" (Preidt, HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report, 11/30).