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Hundreds of thousands of cancer deaths around the world could have been a result of the global recession of 2008, experts claim.

Unemployment and government cuts were associated with more than 260,000 extra deaths of cancer patients in countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD), a study has shown. 170 more words

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Americans' Experiences with ACA Marketplace and Medicaid Coverage: Access to Care and Satisfaction

From  the Issue Brief published by the Commonwealth Fund:

… Three years after the Affordable Care Act’s major health insurance expansions went into effect, nearly 28 million people are estimated to have coverage either through the marketplaces or through Medicaid. 266 more words

Health Disparities

Medicaid Expansion and The Homeless Population

At the end of April 2016, the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a web briefing to discuss new findings from research on the impact of Medicaid expansion on services to the homeless population in expansion states. 65 more words

Health Equity

Many HIV-Infected Cancer Patients Lacking Treatment

A new study finds HIV-infected patients with cancer in the United States appear to be less likely to receive cancer treatment, regardless of insurance and other existing health conditions. 518 more words


STFM Member Bikes Across the Country, Recording Small Town Health Care Access Stories

Paul Gordon, MD, MPH recently started his two-month bicycle tour from the Washington, DC to Seattle,  stopping along the way to learn what people think of the Affordable Care Act.   66 more words

Family Medicine

The Breast Course for Nurses: who we are and what we do

Regular readers of this blog will know that the Cancer Alliance is a collective initiative by South Africa’s main breast cancer organisations. We will be introducing each of our partners over the next few months. 471 more words

Advocates For Breast Cancer

Get a Paper Prescription...If You Can

A couple of days ago my dermatologist suggested I try a prescription form of cortisone for a small, funny spot on my leg. His staff assistant. 527 more words