Medicaid enrollment at early stage of disease: The breast and cervical cancer prevention and treatment act in Georgia

Li Nien Chien, E. Kathleen Adams, Zhou Yang

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Abstract

This study linked data from the Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry to Medicaid enrollment and claims to test whether the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act (BCCPTA), which provided a new and quicker pathway to Medicaid eligibility for low-income breast cancer patients, led to more patients enrolling at an early stage of disease. Results based on difference-in-differences analysis indicated that Georgia's BCCPTA increased by 11 percentage points the probability of breast cancer patients enrolling in Medicaid at an early stage (p = .024). This effect could mean more treatment options and higher survival rates for these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-208
Number of pages12
JournalInquiry
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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