ACA: Study: Changes in Health Insurance Coverage Can Harm Cancer Survivors

Experts know that having no health insurance, or being underinsured, is linked with poorer cancer care and survival. In fact, it’s one of the strongest predictors of a poor outcome of care and treatment for cancer. But few studies have looked at what happens when there is a disruption in health insurance coverage—for example, temporarily losing coverage because you change jobs, or if you gain or lose Medicaid eligibility. A new study found that these types of gaps in health insurance coverage can lead to limited access to treatment and worse survival.

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