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Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act and early mortality following lung cancer surgery

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: In this study of nearly 15,000 adults with non–small cell lung cancer, Medicaid expansion was associated with declines in 30- and 90-day postoperative mortality following hospital discharge. These findings suggest that Medicaid expansion may be an effective strategy for improving access to care and cancer outcomes in this population. 

Authors: Leticia M. Nogueira, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, is the corresponding author. 

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