Medicaid expansion has increased cancer screening, leading to increased early-stage cancer diagnosis in patients with Medicaid.1-3 However, while studies exist for many common tumors, the association of Medicaid expansion with thyroid cancer diagnosis appears to be unknown and is important to consider, given rising concerns over overdiagnosis of small tumors with broader screening.4 To determine the outcome of Medicaid expansion, this study analyzed associations between insurance coverage, thyroid cancer diagnosis rates, and tumor size before and after Medicaid expansion.
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Schuman AD, Spector ME, Jaffe CA, et al. Changes in Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer Among Medicaid Beneficiaries Following Medicaid Expansion. JAMA Surg. Published online September 16, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3290
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