Grim Numbers: Two Studies Show Link between Being Uninsured or on Medicaid and Lower Chances of Survival

Two studies show that the numbers comparing health outcomes show significant disparities between those who are privately insured and those who are either uninsured or on Medicaid.

One study of patients with testicular cancer, found that of the 10,200 surveyed, “those who were uninsured were 88 percent more likely to die from cancer, and Medicaid patients were 51 percent more likely to die of the disease.”

Excerpt from the article:

“There were some treatment differences, as well, between the patients with private insurance, and those who either had Medicaid or were uninsured. And those treatment differences could affect survival.”

To Read Full Article: Studies Link Cancer Patients’ Survival Time To Insurance Status



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