Tablet with medical results Onestudy found that African-American patients got more timelytreatment thanks to Medicaid expansion, bringing up to par withtreatment rates received by white Americans. (Photo:Shutterstock)

The Affordable Care Act made people's timely access to cancer treatments better, and also may haveimproved the situation for racial disparities in access to suchcare.

As reported by The Wall Street Journal,researchers found that the expansion of coverage,including Medicaid expansions for lower-income people,increased diagnosis rates and patient treatment for certain cancersearlier on in the disease.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.