Cancer patients would suffer from Medicare Part D cuts

11/11/2012 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)

Budget cuts to Medicare Part D could negatively affect the immediate access of cancer patients to the most effective treatments, North Texas Leukemia & Lymphoma Society executive director Patricia R. Thomson writes. Patients would have higher health care costs with less benefit, increased readmittances and delays in treatment if doctors stop accepting Medicare patients because of reimbursement cuts for important drugs and services. Medicare cuts will not help, but instead hurt the country's financial situation, Thomson writes.

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)