Voluntary Sequester Choices Decimating Medicare Cancer Patients

Comment: First, President Obama chopped $716 billion out of Medicare to fund Obamacare and supporters mindlessly cheered him on. Now he’s made his choices about which government spending cuts to make under the sequester and, come to find out, cancer treatments for Medicare patients went on the chopping block.  Meanwhile, Obama’s cronies still get $150,000 a year for propaganda jobs to push Obamacare further down our throats. People are finally starting to wake up to the fact that Obama DOESN’T Care -Not about seniors, not about cancer patients, not about YOU. He only cares about his friends and furthering his vicious agenda.

“Cancer clinics across the country have begun turning away thousands of Medicare patients, blaming the sequester budget cuts.”

“Oncologists say the reduced funding, which took effect for Medicare on April 1, makes it impossible to administer expensive chemotherapy drugs while staying afloat financially….”


“Cancer patients turned away from local oncology clinics may seek care at hospitals, which also deliver chemotherapy treatments.”

“The care will likely be more expensive: One study from actuarial firm Milliman found that chemotherapy delivered in a hospital setting costs the federal government an average of $6,500 more annually than care delivered in a community clinic.”


Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame the sequester.

Posted by Sarah Kliff on April 3, 2013 at 5:46 pm


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