Rate of Uninsured Cancer Patients Dropped in Medicaid Expansion States

October 9, 2017

This video examines changes in insurance status after implementation of the Affordable Care Act among cancer patients who received radiation therapy.

In this video, Fumiko Chino, MD, of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, discusses a study that examined changes in insurance status among cancer patients who received radiation therapy after implementation of the Affordable Care Act, both in States that expanded Medicaid and in those that did not.

Chino presented the results of the study (abstract LBA-15) at the 2017 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting, held September 24–27 in San Diego.