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Sequester Fallout: Where Will Medicare Patients Get Chemo?

Posted on 04/4/2013 by | Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWith Medicare cuts from the sequester kicking in this week, cancer doctors warn that they may be forced to stop offering chemotherapy in their offices and clinics. A survey of 331 oncology practices by the Community Oncology Alliance found that 72 percent planned drastic measures like not taking new Medicare patients, not seeing any Medicare patients without supplemental insurance or sending away everyone in the program who needs chemotherapy. “I hate the idea of people battling cancer worrying about anything,” said …