Mrs. Angela Hutton Hall, Esq.Volunteer Coordinator
Did you know…
A main reason behind differences in mammography screening rates in the U.S. is health insurance.
Women who don’t have health insurance are much less likely to get mammograms than women with health insurance.
In 2015, among women ages 40-64:
- 31% of those with no health insurance had a mammogram in the past 2 years
- 68% of those with health insurance had a mammogram in the past 2 years
Although a lack of health insurance is a main reason for breast cancer screening disparities in the U.S., other factors play a role. Even among the women 40-64 with insurance, only 68 percent had a recent mammogram.
The Affordable Care Act requires all new health insurance plans (since September 2010) to cover yearly mammography (with no co-payment) for women ages 40 and older.
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