More Hispanics treated at breast cancer center after Obamacare

After the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented in 2014, more Hispanic women received breast cancer treatment and enrolled in clinical trials at a California cancer center, a new study finds.

“Our study shows that with the implementation of the ACA in California, our cancer center’s Hispanic breast cancer patient population increased significantly,” Chloe Lalonde said in a news release from the American Association for Cancer Research.

“We also observed an increase in the proportion of Hispanic women who consented to be part of a national clinical trial, including a substantial increase in Spanish-speaking patients,” Lalonde said. She was a clinical research coordinator at the University of California, San Diego, Moores Cancer Center during the study.

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