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Patients with Medicaid, No Insurance See Smaller Added Benefits from Experimental Therapies

Patients with Medicaid or no insurance may have less added benefits from experimental therapies compared with standard treatments in clinical trials according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.1

Given these findings, researchers suggested that a better understanding of the quality of survivorship care that patients with suboptimal insurance receive, including supportive care and posttreatment care, could help determine how external factors may impact outcomes for these patients.

“In general, our findings highlight the importance of coverage expansion policies for those with suboptimal insurance and underline the importance of improved coverage provisions for those with existing Medicaid insurance,” the authors wrote.

In this cohort study of pooled patient-level data from 19 trials in the SWOG Cancer Research Network from 1985 onward, researchers identified 10,804 patients…

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