Hypocrite-in-Chief: Blaming Sequester, Medicare Cancer Patients Turned Away While Obama Gives $1.2 Billion to Green Energy

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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. Patients at these clinics would need to seek treatment elsewhere, such as at hospitals that might not have the capacity to accommodate them.

“If we treated the patients receiving the most expensive drugs, we’d be out of business in six months to a year,” said Jeff Vacirca, chief executive of North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates in New York. “The drugs we’re going to lose money on we’re not going to administer right now.”

After an emergency meeting Tuesday, Vacirca’s clinics decided that they would no longer see one-third of their 16,000 Medicare patients. “A lot of us are in disbelief that this is happening,” he said. “It’s a choice between seeing these patients and staying in business.”

Some who have been pushing the federal government to spend less on health care say this is not the right approach.

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  • Kent2012

    And the major communist media abccbsnbcmsnbcrootersbbc will all act as though this cut is really 2% in stead of reporting that the cancer clinics can ask for “market price” plus 6% for strorage and administering the drugs and now it will be 4%, which in reality is 33% of their operational markup…but we do not expect anything other than lies from kenyan boy and the a holes that he has appointed to staff positions……

  • Chester Toepeaka

    Hey Joe say it ain’t so, ” a laborer builds, an intellectual steals “.