Tennessee’s 2005 Medicaid rollback could forecast what might happen if GOP health plans become law, some say
MONDAY, June 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — As Congress takes aim at replacing “Obamacare,” a new study says Medicaid cuts could boost the number of women diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer.
The study looked at what happened after a budget crunch caused Tennessee to cut nearly 170,000 people from its Medicaid rolls in 2005.
Within the next few years, the researchers found, late-stage breast cancer cases rose in low-income areas of the state.
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