First Three States Opt Into Cervical, Breast Cancer Treatment Program

May 1, 2001

WASHINGTON-Three states have won approval of their plans to expand Medicaid benefits to uninsured women diagnosed through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Maryland, New Hampshire, and West Virginia were approved by the Department of Health and Human Services under the Breast and Cervical Cancer and Prevention and Treatment Act (BCCPT), which Congress enacted last year.

WASHINGTON—Three states have won approval of their plans to expand Medicaid benefits to uninsured women diagnosed through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Maryland, New Hampshire, and West Virginia were approved by the Department of Health and Human Services under the Breast and Cervical Cancer and Prevention and Treatment Act (BCCPT), which Congress enacted last year.