Cavalcade of Risk #46

The latest edition of the Cavalcade of Risk is up at the uniquely titled “Wisdom from Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket” blog.

Particularly interesting is the Colorado Health Insider‘s finding that “Those with Medicaid were 80% more likely to have advanced-stage cancer when diagnosed [than those with private insurance].”  The blog supports universal healthcare but notes the early-diagnosis statistics would not likely change for these cohorts after universal healthcare was implemented.

“Does education level or social status have anything to do with delaying a medical check up? Perhaps Medicaid recipients as a group are less educated about things like colon cancer and breast cancer than their more affluent, privately insured neighbors.”

Also interesting is InsureBlog‘s discussion of the health care shopping site