While cancer survivorship is a complex topic influenced by many variables, the broad pattern in the research indicates a core policy point: insurance matters. Pursuit of the maximum accessibility and affordability of health insurance will contribute to cancer survival in California in a demonstrable and quantifiable way. Research from PHI's Cancer Registry of Greater California shows: cancer survivorship rates are significantly better in communities with high rates of insurance coverage like Marin County, and worse in communities with lower rates of insurance coverage, including Colusa County. For more information click here.
A Correlation of Cancer Survivorship and Insurance Coverage in California Counties