Budget cuts force clinics to refuse some cancer patients

06/23/2013 | WBUR-FM (Boston)

In response to the sequester's 2% cut in Medicare payments, which included reductions in drug reimbursements, some community cancer clinics are refusing patients because treating them is too expensive. Those patients must seek treatment at hospitals, which may be farther away and more costly to both Medicare and the patients. A bill pending in Congress would exempt chemotherapy drugs from the reimbursement cuts.

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