Colorectal cancer screening for ‘vulnerable’ patients higher in Medicaid expansion states

CHICAGO — Colorectal cancer screening rates at federally qualified health centers were significantly higher in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act vs. states that did not, according to data at Digestive Disease Week.“Federally qualified health centers are a relatively new place for people to get primary care, since the Affordable Care Act started funding them in 2012,” Megan R. McLeod, MD, MSc, from the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, told Healio. “This is a population that traditionally has beenRead More

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