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Cancer Health Main Forums => Insurance, Financial Support and Paying for Care => Topic started by: iana5252 on May 05, 2020, 01:59:31 pm

Title: Health Insurance Coverage Disruptions Affect Cancer Care and Survival
Post by: iana5252 on May 05, 2020, 01:59:31 pm
A new study finds disruptions in health insurance coverage are common in the United States and are associated with poorer cancer care and survival. The study appears in JNCI: The Journal of the National Cancer institute.

For years, experts have known that lack of health insurance coverage is associated with poor access and receipt of cancer care and survival in the United States. Meanwhile, disruptions in coverage are common among low-income populations and little is known how these disruptions can affect cancer care, from prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment and survival.

Disruptions can be caused by gaps in coverage, or transitions between types of coverage (e.g., public and private) or between specific health insurance plans.