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Breast and/or Cervical Cancer Treatment Program

The Healthcare Workforce Recruitment and Retention Act expanded Medicaid eligibility to certain individuals diagnosed with breast and/or cervical cancer or pre-cancerous conditions through the Healthy Women Partnership program.

This coverage became effective on October 1, 2002. This option allows the State to provide Medicaid benefits to uninsured individuals, who have been screened and diagnosed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection program and found to be in need of treatment for breast and/or cervical cancer or pre-cancerous conditions. While screening through the CDC program has been available for the past ten years, individuals are now eligible for Medicaid benefits for the duration of their cancer treatment.