The coverage will provide preventative services like lung cancer screenings and treatments to help quitting smoking with no cost-sharing.
Medicaid expansion will provide prevention, early detection and diagnostic services as well as disease management and treatment for lung disease patients.
Research shows Medicaid expansion increases quit attempts, improves health outcomes and reduced some racial disparities in timely treatment for cancer patients.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.