Minority women and women in general aged 50-64 in Pennsylvania showed an increased proportion of early-stage breast cancer diagnosis since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Getty Images


December 11, 2020 — Minority women and women in general aged 50-64 in Pennsylvania showed an increased proportion of early-stage breast cancer diagnosis since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under the ACA, more women are able to get early breast health screening. The study is published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Women's Health. 

For women aged 50-64, both non-Hispanic white women (86.54% pre-ACA, 88.09% post-ACA) and minority women (83.12% pre-ACA, 85.83% post-ACA) had a significantly increased proportion of early stage breast cancer diagnosis post-ACA.

"The ACA expanded access to affordable insurance coverage, making it possible for more women to undergo regular breast cancer screening. This study demonstrates the benefits that this can have for early breast cancer diagnosis and the ability to begin to mitigate some of the racial disparities in early detection," said Journal of Women's Health Editor-in-Chief Susan G. Kornstein, M.D., Executive Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women's Health, Richmond, VA.

"Future research should identify those disadvantaged populations for whom disparities in healthcare remain pronounced despite the ACA. It should also explore the variables that contribute to healthcare disparities, but are not addressed by the ACAs insurance expansion, such as social determinants of health that impact healthcare access and outcomes," stated Neal Spade, M.D., and coauthors from the University of Pittsburgh.

For more information: www.liebertpub.com

Related Content

News | Radiology Education

August 9, 2022 — SBI is pleased to invite all members and nonmembers to submit original abstracts for presentation at ...

Time August 11, 2022
arrow
News | Ultrasound Imaging

August 10, 2022 — Butterfly Network, Inc., a digital health company transforming care with handheld, whole-body ...

Time August 10, 2022
arrow
News | Ultrasound Women's Health

August 10, 2022 — TransMed7, LLC announced that the first clinical cases of the final commercial production version of ...

Time August 10, 2022
arrow
News | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

August 10, 2022 — Mindray North America, a global leader and developer of healthcare technologies and solutions for ...

Time August 10, 2022
arrow
News | X-Ray

August 5, 2022 — GE Healthcare released its most advanced fixed X-ray system yet, the next-generation Definium 656 HD ...

Time August 05, 2022
arrow
News | Lung Imaging

August 3, 2022 — Structural differences in lung airways between men and women may be the cause of differences in chronic ...

Time August 03, 2022
arrow
Feature | Lung Imaging

August 1, 2022 — In recognition of World Lung Cancer Day, the American Lung Association announced new patient resources ...

Time August 01, 2022
arrow
News | Digital Radiography (DR)

July 29, 2022 — Carestream Health’s focus on delivering innovative medical imaging solutions that address customer needs ...

Time July 29, 2022
arrow
News | RSNA

July 29, 2022 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), in collaboration with the American Society of ...

Time July 29, 2022
arrow
News | Mobile C-Arms

July 29, 2022 — Siemens Healthineers has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the ARTIS icono ...

Time July 29, 2022
arrow
Subscribe Now