The Affordable Care Act led to an increase in the number of cancer diagnoses, particularly those at early stages, in states where Medicaid was expanded, according to researchers from Indiana University, Cornell University, and the University of Pittsburgh. The research, published in the American Journal of Public Health, suggests that public health insurance may increase cancer detection, which can lead to fewer cancer deaths and better outcomes for patients. Healthcare costs might also be lowered by detecting cancer early. However, according to The Hill, Republicans have targeted Medicaid for cuts in 2018.

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