Affiliate Rebecca Myerson Publishes New Article in Medical Care

Affiliate Rebecca Myerson has published a new study on the impact of Medicare health insurance coverage on lung cancer screening in the journal Medical Care. In the study, Myerson and colleagues estimated the effect of nearly universal access to Medicare coverage on annual lung cancer screening. They found that gaining Medicare coverage at age 65 increased lung cancer screening take-up among men at high lung cancer risk. Lack of insurance or inadequate access to care hinders screening.