GI cancer death rates, survival disparities decrease after Medicaid expansion

Racial disparities in gastrointestinal cancer mortality decreased in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act while staying the same or increasing in states that did not, study results showed.Medicaid expansion — which several states adopted in 2014 — correlated with overall reductions in 2-year mortality rates among patients with GI cancers, according to the findings, scheduled for presentation at ASCO Annual Meeting. In addition, researchers observed consistently larger reductions in mortality among Black patients in expansion vs. nonexpansion states.“Thus,Read More