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State Medicaid Expansion Decisions and Disparities in Womens Cancer Screening
Lindsay Sabik, Wafa Tarazi, Cathy Bradley
The article argues that a lack of Medicaid leads to lower screening rates. States that expand their Medicaid programs are likely to see increases in their screenings of breast and cervical cancer.
The states that have chosen not to expand their Medicaid programs are continuing to put lower-income and under/uninsured women at risk by not providing cancer screenings. This may lead to the widening of racial and income disparities within the United States.
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