Medicaid Patients Get Worse Cancer Care, Studies Contend

June 4, 2014 4:17 PM

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Medicaid Patients Get Worse Cancer Care, Studies Contend

WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medicaid patients appear to receive worse cancer care than people who can afford private insurance, a trio of new studies says.

Those covered by Medicaid, the federal health plan for low-income people, are less likely to have their cancer caught at an earlier, more treatable phase. Medicaid patients also are more likely to die from cancer than people with private insurance, researchers found.

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