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States that expanded access under the Affordable Care Act had fewer deaths from newly diagnosed breast, lung and colorectal cancer.
Requiring sobriety prior to treatment and curtailing harm reduction hinder efforts to eliminate hep C.
Some state Medicaid programs and prison systems still restrict treatment based on substance use or stage of liver disease.
In 2014, the Affordable Care Act allowed states to expand their Medicaid programs.
Under the Affordable Care Act, states had the option to expand Medicaid starting in 2014.
Youth with depression, schizophrenia, substance use and bipolar disorder are more apt to harm themselves and should be regularly assessed.
Many 5-star nursing homes have infection-control lapses.
But it comes with deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, cancer funds and other health and science programs.
Fact-checkers and HIV advocates break down the president’s State of the Union boasts.
Those with Medicare or Medicaid fared worse than those with private insurance.
The results of a poll in seven states “are alarming and should hasten our…efforts on viral suppression.” There’s also good news!
Having health insurance increases early detection and timely treatment for many cancers.
A better understanding of Medicare and Medicaid
The Trump administration had proposed changing which meds were covered, including HIV and cancer drugs.
The proposal rolls back nondiscrimination policies of the Affordable Care Act, notably for transgender people and women who had abortions.
Insurance companies can no longer implement harmful co-pay accumulator policies.
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