Indiana health officials are urging eligible low-income women to apply for a state program offering free treatment for breast or cervical cancer.

The General Assembly passed a law last year that extended Medicaid coverage to eligible women aged 18 to 64 who have been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer. Since the law went into effect a year ago, it has helped 73 women receive treatment for breast of cervical cancer.

To qualify, women must be Indiana residents under age 65 with no credible health insurance and household incomes less than twice the federal poverty level. They also must need treatment for breast or cervical cancer.

Women who believe they might be eligible can call the Indiana Family Helpline at 1-800-433-0746.

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