Nine More States Offer Medicaid Coverage for Breast and Cervical Cancer

October 1, 2001
Oncology NEWS International, Oncology NEWS International Vol 10 No 10, Volume 10, Issue 10

WASHINGTON-Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson has given nine more states the go-ahead to extend Medicaid benefits to uninsured women diagnosed with cancer under the federal Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000.

WASHINGTON—Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson has given nine more states the go-ahead to extend Medicaid benefits to uninsured women diagnosed with cancer under the federal Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000. 

Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington join 19 previously approved states.