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Average childhood cancer survival was 1.32 months shorter for uninsured children and 0.62 months shorter for children with Medicaid. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Children diagnosed with cancer at the time they are covered under Medicaid have similar survival rates to those who are privately insured, according to a new study. The article, “The Effect of Health Insurance on Childhood Cancer Survival in the United States,” published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, suggests that care under the government program may not be inferior.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

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