Study: With Obamacare, More Breast Cancers Diagnosed at Earlier Stages

More breast cancers have been found at earlier — and potentially more treatable — stages since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, as reported in the New York Times.

The study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, adjusted for other variables and found that after Obamacare, the percentage of cancers diagnosed at the earliest stage increased by 3.2 percent for white women, 4.0 percent for blacks and 4.1 percent for Latinas.

The change is traced to a provision in the Affordable Care Act – popularly known as Obamacare – preventing private insurance companies nor Medicare from charging co-payments for mammography screening.

Learn more by reading the full report in the New York Times, and the study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology.

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